Swimming with Cobras by Rosemary van Wyk Smith   

“This memoir is more than the story of one woman’s journey, it contributes to the political and social history of our country. It places on record the work of the small group of women in the Black Sash who continued to protest against injustice and to work in the townships, even during the darkest days of Apartheid. Liberal middle class women are sometimes patronised or diminished by those who move in more ideologically correct, left wing circles. This book may help to revise these kinds of rather unthinking judgement.” 

– Extract from a review in the Sunday Independent, 2.9.12, by Rob Gayla