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The Resource Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Title
Long walk to freedom
Title remainder
the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. 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, one of the most powerful and effective systems of oppression ever conceived. 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. Finally he provides the ultimate inside account of the unforgettable events since his release that produced at last a free, multiracial democracy in South Africa. To millions of people around the world, Nelson Mandela stands, as no other living figure does, for the triumph of dignity and hope over despair and hatred, of self-discipline and love over persecution and evil
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC/MoSU-L
Dewey number
  • 968.06/4/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1949.M35
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A country childhood -- Johannesburg -- Birth of a freedom fighter -- The struggle is my life -- Treason -- The black pimpernel -- Rivonia -- Robben Island: the dark years -- Robben Island: beginning to hope -- Talking with the enemy -- Freedom
Control code
31530423
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
558 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316545853
Lccn
94079980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A country childhood -- Johannesburg -- Birth of a freedom fighter -- The struggle is my life -- Treason -- The black pimpernel -- Rivonia -- Robben Island: the dark years -- Robben Island: beginning to hope -- Talking with the enemy -- Freedom
Control code
31530423
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
558 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316545853
Lccn
94079980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits

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