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In His Own Words : From Freedom to the Future

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IN HIS OWN WORDS is a selection of Nelson Mandela's speeches, providing a lively, memorable profile of his lifelong commitment to freedom and reconciliation, democracy, and the flourishing of all the people of South Africa, Africa and the world. Arranged thematically, each section of speeches is introduced by a leading figure, such as Kofi Annan and Desmond Tutu. In these introductory essays, the authors pay tribute to Nelson Mandela's achievements, animating their accounts with personal memories, stories and reflections. Covering a range of topics of our times - struggle and reconciliation, freedom, religion and nation building, culture, education and health, children and development - the book also features Mandela's own tributes to South African heroes such as Steve Biko, Oliver Tambo and Walter Sisulu.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 42mm | 498.96g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Section: 16, colour
  • 0349117764
  • 9780349117768
  • 222,910

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Are there any more words of praise that can be offered to a man descrived as the world's greatest living statesman? This would be incredibly difficult, but by having Mandela's own words tell the story there is little need for much else... Magnificent. PRIDE At it's heart there is a book that should be in every home. SUNDAY HERALD A testament to a man who uniquely combines sweetness with steel. INDEPENDENT A major achievement OBSERVER

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About Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. He died on 5 December 2013.

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