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Nelson Mandela

Biography

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative democratic elections. He was born in Transkei, South Africa, in 1918. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress. In 1964, he was convicted of crimes including sabotage committed in the struggle against apartheid. He was imprisoned for 27 years at Robben Island prison and Pollsmoor prison. During his incarceration, 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 President of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the internationally bestselling autobiography LONG WALK TO FREEDOM and CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF, a collection of his personal papers. Mandela died in December 2013.

Nelson Mandela

Books by Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa - Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics

In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Five years later, he stood down. In that time, he and his government wrought the most extraordinary transformation, turning a nation riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy in which all South Africa’s citizens, black and white, were equal before the law. DARE NOT LINGER is the story of Mandela’s presidency, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term as president, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of previously unseen archival material.

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.