Justice Dikgang Moseneke to publish two memoirs with Pan Macmillan South Africa
Pan Macmillan South Africa has announced that it will publish two memoirs by Justice Dikgang Moseneke.
The first book, titled My Own Liberator, will be published in October 2016 and is a personal autobiography covering the remarkable life of one of South Africa’s preeminent and most respected leaders. This memoir will also cover some of the challenges and cases Moseneke undertook in his earlier and formative years in general legal practice and at the Bar.
The second book will be a judicial memoir focusing on Moseneke’s 15-year term as a Judge of the Constitutional Court and the many varied cases that he presided over.
In the first memoir, Moseneke pays homage to the many people and places that have helped to define and shape him. These influences include his ancestry; his parents; his immediate and extended family; and his education both in school and on Robben Island as a 15-year-old prisoner. These people and places played a significant role in forming his principled stance in life and his proud defiance of all forms of injustice. Robben Island became a school not only in politics but an opportunity for dedicated studies towards a law degree that would provide the bedrock for a long and fruitful career. The book charts Moseneke’s rise as one of the country’s top legal minds who not only helped to draft the Constitution, but for 15 years acted as a guardian of it for all South Africans.
Managing Director Terry Morris says: “Pan Macmillan is delighted to work with Justice Moseneke on these momentous and remarkable books. Not only did Justice Moseneke assist in shaping our new Constitution, he has helped to make it a living document for many South Africans over the past 15 years.
“His commitment to justice throughout his life should be celebrated by all, and these books will undoubtedly be an inspiration and a reminder of how far we have come as a society through the collective pain and perseverance of so many. It is a humbling experience for the Pan Macmillan team to be able to work with an author of this stature.”
Moseneke commented, “Perhaps this little tale of my life will serve as a living compass for the young and generations to come.”
Pan Macmillan South Africa acquired World rights in both books.
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