Navi Pillay: Realising Human Rights for All (Blackamber Inspirations) (Paperback)
Navi Pillay has become one of the world's leading advocates in the field of human rights. This new biography tells the story of her humble beginnings in an Indian family in apartheid South Africa, her struggle to gain an education, and her eventual success by becoming the first black woman in the nation to set up a law practice. She defended many anti-apartheid activists and fought for the rights of the mostly political prisoners of Robben Island. In 1995 Nelson Mandela nominated Pillay as the first black female judge on South Africa's Supreme Court. This is the story of how she overcame enormous obstacles to achieve her dream of human rights.
Sam Naidu was born in Durban, South Africa. Currently, she is a Research Associate with the Department of English, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, and lectures part-time at Brunel University, UK. A former Commonwealth and Melon Scholar, her research interests are postcolonial feminist aesthetics and literature of migration and diaspora. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism, BA (Hons), MA and a PhD and has published extensively in her field.