Biography

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He was incarcerated at Robben Island prison from 1964 to 1982 and then moved to Pollsmoor Prison, during which time his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to apartheid grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the international bestseller LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.

Nelson Mandela

Books by Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela - Graphic Novel

Nelson Mandela authorized this graphic adaptation of his own memoir, Long Walk to Freedom, which follows his through his boyhood up to his days in prison and beyond. The book also includes new interviews, firsthand accounts, and archival material, making it current and immediate. The release of the book will coincide with Mandela’s 91st birthday.