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Long walk to freedom

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Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. The foster son of a Thembu chief, Mandela was raised in the traditional, tribal culture of his ancestors, but at an early age learned the modern, inescapable reality of what came to be called apartheid. In classically elegant and engrossing prose, he tells of his early years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg, of his slow political awakening, and of his pivotal role in the rebirth of a stagnant ANC and the formation of its Youth League in the 1950s. He describes the struggle to reconcile his political activity with his devotion to his family, the anguished breakup of his first marriage, and the painful separations from his children. He brings vividly to life the escalating political warfare in the fifties between the ANC and the government, culminating in his dramatic escapades as an underground leader and the notorious Rivonia Trial of 1964, at which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Herecounts the surprisingly eventful twenty-seven years in prison and the complex, delicate negotiations that led both to his freedom and to the beginning of the end of apartheid.
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Grouped Work ID 8c6fe349-4a37-7192-708a-31c6fe7f0e2e
Full title long walk to freedom
Author mandela nelson
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:53:33PM
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subject_facet Africans -- Biography, Civil rights, Mandela, Nelson, -- 1918-, Presidents, South Africa
title_display Long walk to freedom
title_full Long Walk to Freedom, Long walk to freedom / Nelson Mandela ; abridged by Chris Van Wyk ; illustrated by Paddy Bouma
title_short Long walk to freedom
topic_facet Africans, Biography & Autobiography, Civil rights, Mandela, Nelson, Nonfiction, Presidents