A Long Walk to Freedom

A Long Walk to Freedom : The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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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 TIMESshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 54mm | 639.99g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • Mit Fotos u. 1 Ktn.-Skizz.
  • 0349106533
  • 9780349106533
  • 6,871

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.show more

Review Text

In 1918 Nelson Mandela was born, the son of a tribal chief in the Xhosa nation. In 1994 has was elected the first black president of a South Africa newly free of apartheid. In the 76 intervening years, Mandela's path was the path of his pepole and his country: painful, obstacle-ridden, often seemingly impassable. Here the leader of black South Africans' fight for freedom details each step of that journey. He writes with respect and affection of the traditional culture in which he was raised, even of his ritual circumcision at the age of 16; and he describes with dispassion the events that aided his growing politicization, such as the failed miners' strike of 1946; his quest for dignity even while imprisoned on Robben Island; and the dramatic negotiations with then president F.W. De Klerk that culminated in a peaceful revolution in South Africa. This memoir is remarkably free of polemics, self-pity, and self-aggrandizement It is the work ofo a man who has led by action and example - a man who is one of the few genuine heroes we have. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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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 GQshow more