Under the Lion (Heinemann African Writers Series)
Publisher: Heinemann (May 4, 1993)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.6 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Under the Lion depicts the struggle for a just society in which the security forces of an oppressive state are locked in violent conflict with the people. Lawyer Joseph S. seeks salvation from the injustices done by the state in his name as one of the ruling classes. He agrees to defend the assassin of the head of the state and finds himself alone, abandoned by family and friends. The book confronts the liberal dilemma: "Where do I stand in the struggle?"
This is a powerful and angry work about South Africa in the '80s, and it is particularly relevant in the shadow of the Los Angeles riots.