Event: An evening with Peter Hain MP

March 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm / by

On 2 April 2014, I will be interviewing Peter Hain MP about his new book ‘Ad and Wal’ published in January 2014 by Biteback at Swiss Cottage Community Centre.

Peter Hain MP

Peter Hain spent his childhood in in South Africa, his parents’ land, and came to the UK as a teenager. He was a leading anti-apartheid campaigner during the 1970s.

His book ‘Ad and Wal’ is the story of his parents – two modest people who became notorious, two survivors who did what they thought was right, two parents who rebelled against the apartheid regime and, despite putting themselves in grave danger, refused to stay silent.

Peter Hain’s family fled South Africa because of their support to Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid front. When the death of Mr Mandela was announced, Hain described him as a “friend and hero” and said that his message of forgiveness and reconciliation for the sake of a better future is one we should follow.

You will have the opportunity to buy the book and ask Peter Hain questions about his book, his life and his friendship with Nelson Mandela.

Date: Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Time: 7pm

Venue: Swiss Cottage Community Centre, 19 Winchester Road, NW3 3NR

The event is free, but please request a ticket by emailing