THE BOOK Revue invites you to an interview with Justice Edwin Cameron on his latest book, Justice.
Edwin Cameron’s new book is part memoir and part ode to the law. In Justice, Cameron explains and defends the role of the law in South Africa’s continuing transition. He draws on his own life experience – of poverty, of a youth spent in a children’s home, of his differentness and of stigma – to illustrate the power and the limitations of the law. The strength of the book is the author’s ability to make the legislation and its context pertinent to the author as well as to the people it is meant to safeguard and protect.
Cameron argues his case – that the Constitution offers South Africans our best chance for a just society – with personal passion, but also with the insights gained from hard years of judicial experience. Published in the run-on to the national election, Justice comes at a critical time in our country.
Date: 26 March 2014
Venue: Museum of Military History, 22 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold