Item 1224 - A Lawyer's Odyssey: Apartheid, Mandela and Beyond

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A Lawyer's Odyssey: Apartheid, Mandela and Beyond


  • 2020 (Creation)

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Printed matter, 246 pages.
Dimensions: 23cm x 16.5cm
Publisher: Otterley Press
Place of Publication: Pietermaritzburg
ISBN 978-0-6398375-3-6

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He is a lawyer and mediator who was admitted as an attorney in South Africa in the year 1962. Brown practiced as a partner in a Cape Town firm Frank, Bernadt & Joffe, where he was a general commercial, family and litigation lawyer and also had a substantial human rights practice, and acted for many Robben Island prisoners including Nelson Mandela. In the year 1971 Brown emigrated to the United Kingdom, where he retrained and re-qualified as an English solicitor and practiced in London. However, initially in his own firm in partnership with Arnold Simanowitz (Simanowitz & Brown), then joining Birkbeck Montagu’s, which merged with the City of London firm Penningtons, where he was a partner and latterly a consultant. He retired from legal practice in 2005.

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Henry brown tells his story. His early law experience in Cape Town cast him into the eye of the Struggle when he represented key anti-apartheid activists, including Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, Winnie Mandela, Albie Sachs, and many others.

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  • English

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NMCM: Reading room

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Nelson Mandela Foundation

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