The Children's Madiba
This is the story of how a young Xhosa herdboy, growing up among the green hills of the Eastern Cape, became the first black president of South Africa. As he studied and became a lawyer in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela saw more and more how unfair the laws of the country were to black people, and how they suffered because of it. And the worst of it was, they had no power to set it right because black people were not allowed to vote for a government of their choice. So Tata Mandela decided to give all his time and strength to fight the government's big plan called apartheid. Apartheid meant that black and white people were kept apart and that the best of everything was for white people only. Soon, his actions got him into trouble, and he was locked up for 27 years. But when he got out of there, everything had changed, and he was made the first-ever president of all the people of the land, black and white. He became a hero for all in South Africa and the world over, and this book tells his story.
- Paperback | 48 pages
- 149.86 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 68.04g
- 19 Mar 2014
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
- black & white illustrations
About Sean Fraser
Sean Fraser is a graduate of Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University (1987) and a freelance editor and writer based in Cape Town. Prior to launching a successful freelance career in book publishing in1996, he was Managing Editor of Struik's Children's Books and then the internationally acclaimed Globetrotter Travel Series. Since 1996, he has written a number of glossy coffee-table, reference and guide books, with a strong focus on the people, places and cultural heritage of southern Africa. He is also an established editor and publishing consultant, having worked on a vast array of book titles, from high-profile political biographies to award-winning children's and adult fiction.