Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid was named book of the month in the Cape Jewish Chronicle. Ironically, the other first mention in South Africa was also a Cape Town publication, Muslim Views.
Cape Jewish Chronicle December 2013
Book of the month
Ruth First And Joe Slovo In
The War Against Apartheid
By Alan Wieder
A superbly written biography of the two activists. It looks at their roots in the Eastern European shtetl, from where they transferred their socialist leanings to this county , lifting the shrouds of
myth and hagiography around them.
The deeply human angle of their personalities, their turbulent relationship and passionate disagreements are lovingly unearthed, whilst due justice is done to their intense courage, honesty, integrity and intellect, underscored by their passionate zest for life.
Their intimate connection with the other giants of the movement turns this book into a compulsory history of the South African struggle.