A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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By (author) Nelson Mandela

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  • Publisher: Abacus
  • Format: Paperback | 784 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 54mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0349106533
  • ISBN 13: 9780349106533
  • Illustrations note: Mit Fotos u. 1 Ktn.-Skizz.
  • Sales rank: 2,204

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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ...Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling ...Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods in the SUNDAY TIMES

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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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A tale of anger and sorrow, love and joy, grace and elegance DAILY NEWS Indispensable ... [a] unique life-story Anthony Sampson A truly stunning account of his extraordinary life ... A vivid testimony to an unusual mixture of courage, persistence, tolerance, and forgiveness Sir David Steel One of the most life- affirming books you'll read GQ

Editorial reviews

South Africa's first black President, who personifies the struggle for human rights and racial equality, recounts his life. It is an epic tale with a triumphant ending that would scarcely have been credible just a few years ago: from a traditional Tembu childhood, through political activism, the founding of the African National Congress, life imprisonment for treason and violent conspiracy, 27 years behind bars, to release in 1990 and the first multi-racial elections in 1994. Mandela is clear, eloquent and inspiring in this deeply moving testament to idealism, charity and hope. (Kirkus UK)