Justice - A Personal Account
Edwin Cameron’s gripping and revealing new book is part memoir and part ode to the law. The book opens at the funeral of Cameron’s sister Laura when he was just seven. His father was accompanied by prison officials, having been briefly let out of prison for the occasion. This was the young Cameron’s first exposure to the law... In Justice, Cameron explains and defends the role of the law in South Africa’s continuing transition. He draws on his own life experience — of poverty, of a youth spent in a children’s home, of his differentness and of stigma — to illustrate the power and the limitations of the law. Cameron argues his case — that the Constitution offers South Africans our best chance for a just society — with personal passion, but also with the insights gained from hard years of judicial experience. Published in the run-on to the national election, Justice comes at a critical time in our country.
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