Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
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What is most striking to me about the man who was Nelson Mandela, after having read his own thoughts and recollections, was the depth of his character that is narrated (so beautifully) throughout. Embarking on this book gives the reader a chance to see the grand accomplishements of such of an amazing man, while at the same time being a witness to the very human and most humble a person in the littlest and most, seemingly novel yet comical, little tangents of his life. Nelson Mandela brings to life his own struggles and the struggles of the Bantu people to whome Mandela dedicated his life. Grab a highlighter, pad of paper, pen, and dictionary in order to most effectively soak up this man's astounding intellect and moral acuity. Also brush up on your history of South Africa up to 1940 while focusing on the role that language plays in this region. A MUST READ FOR ALL MEN AND WOMEN!
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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Volume 2
No preview available - 2003