Albie Sachs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is judge Albie Sachs. The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, his account of being placed in solitary confinement by the South African authorities, highlighted the dangers of campaigning against apartheid in the 1960s. After a long exile in Britain, Albie Sachs returned to his homeland in the 1990s to help shape its new constitution and become one of its most senior judges.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Hammerklavier-Piano Sonata No.29 in B Flat by Ludwig van Beethoven
Book: Charterhouse of Palma by Stendhal
Luxury: Little bottle of aftershave

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45 minutes

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Fri 1 Dec 2000 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestAlbie Sachs

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