Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Audrey Coleman

  Audrey Coleman became an active member of the of the Detainees Parents Support Committee (DPSC) when her sons were arrested. She travelled the world publicising detention issues, particularly the detention of children. In 1997 she testified to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The Knock on the Door: Struggling Against Apartheid
In apartheid South Africa, many desperate parents fought to rescue their children, arrested for so-called ‘anti-apartheid’ activities, from the state’s clutches. Many of these children were tortured, some were murdered; some were as young as nine years old. The Knock on the Door tells the story of the parents who fought back, and of how the anti-detention movement became part of the mass uprising that brought down apartheid. John Simpson chairs a panel with author T...