Let My People Go | Biography
Albert Luthuli's extraordinary story is also that of the African National Congress, which he led for fifteen years. Luthuli’s lively first-hand account tells of the repression and resistance that were to shape the South African political landscape forever: the Defiance Campaign - the first mass challenge to apartheid, the drafting of the Freedom Charter, the Treason Trial and the tragedies of Sharpeville and Langa.
Albert Luthuli was the first black African man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This book bears witness to Luthuli's unfailing humility, perseverance, and passionate commitment to the values of non-racialism and non-sexism. His vision, crucial to the shaping of the South Africa we live in today, continues to move and inspire.
“We marvelled at his endurance and patience, his dignified self-control in the face of sinister implications and insinuations.” – Helen Joseph during the Treason Trial
“Luthuli was not ashamed to be both strong and vulnerable … This is the type of masculine leadership we need to build: men who are prepared to sacrifice, who do not boast of what they will do but prepare themselves to do what is right, without thought of reward.” – Raymond Suttner
“It is for his outstanding human qualities, and as a model of inclusive non-racial leadership, that Luthuli should be honoured.” – Drew Forrest