le_redacteur | Wednesday, der 14. April 2010
The first edition of Denis Goldberg’s biography “Der Auftrag” has just been released in German by the “Assoziation A” publishing house. Like the realeyz.tv film ENDGAME , it offers more than just a glance at the fight against Apartheid in South Africa. Goldberg adds new perspectives to this riveting subject.
Goldberg was born in 1933, the son of Jewish immigrants in Cape Town. He was a key member, along with Nelson Mandela, in the campaign to dismantle apartheid in South Africa. Goldberg was a member of South African Communist Party and he joined the ANC armed liberation movement in 1961. Two years later he, Mandela, and others were arrested for treason and sentenced to life in prison. He spent the next 22 years incarcerated under the Apartheid regime. After his release from prison in 1985 he lived in exile in London while continuing the fight against Apartheid. After Mandela was elected president of South Africa, Denis Goldberg founded the aid organization Community H.E.A.R.T.
In 2002, Denis Goldberg returned to South Africa and worked for four years as a special advisor to the Minister of Water and Forestry Management.
In his autobiography (the first edition is in German, the English edition will be published separately) Goldberg, the incurable optimist, tells the story of his life’s odyssey, which also parallels the long, difficult and often painful path of South Africa’s liberation.
Denis Goldberg is presenting his autobiography on a reading tour of Germany. The dates are :
May 25: Hamburg (Werkstatt 3)
May 26: Berlin (South African Embassy )
May 28: Berlin (Mehringhof)
June 2: Minden
June 6: Cologne (Allerweltshaus)
June: 7 Bonn (Deutsche Welle)