Andrew Feinstein is the author of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. As a South African parliamentarian, Feinstein investigated and exposed a massive and corrupt arms deal that implicated top government officials. He is currently creating a web-based resource on the global arms trade for use by civil society groups, watchdogs, elected representatives, activists, and journalists.
Elected to parliament as a member of the African National Congress in 1994, Feinstein served on the committee on public accounts. In that role, he attempted to investigate the involvement by senior government and party officials in the largest corruption scandal in the nation’s history. Forced by his senior colleagues in the party to resign his seat, Feinstein now lives in London, where he works as a campaigner, writer, and advisor to corruption investigations. He is a founder of Corruption Watch, whose mission is to monitor and expose corporate bribery and its impacts on governance, democracy, and development.
He is the author of the best-selling political memoir After the Party: Corruption, the ANC and South Africa's Uncertain Future.