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In the Words of Nelson Mandela
     

In the Words of Nelson Mandela

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by Jennifer Crwys-Williams
 

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"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black
domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society
in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal
opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve.
But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Nelson

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"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black
domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society
in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal
opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve.
But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Nelson
Mandela spoke these words from the dock at the Rivonia Treason Trial on
April 20, 1964. Through his words and actions ever since, Mandela has
been embraced worldwide as a symbol of courage, hope, and
reconciliation.

South African journalist Jennifer Crwys-Williams
has compiled a collection of Mandela's observations, culled from a
variety of sources. In the Words of Nelson Mandela presents his
thoughts on subjects as diverse as humanity, friendship, oppression, and
freedom. These quotations provide valuable insight into the man and all
he stands for. By turns moving, revealing, humorous, and wise,
Mandela's words eloquently convey his warmth and dignity; his thoughts,
though brief, contain enormous depth-"One minute can change the world,"
for example-and are certain to inspire and give strength to all who read
them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802779311
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Crwys-Williams has hosted her own television and radio
shows in South Africa, interviewing world figures, including Nelson
Mandela. She is the editor of several books, including The Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations and South African Dispatches: Two Centuries of the Best of South African Journalism.
Jennifer Crwys-Williams has hosted her own television and radio shows in South Africa, interviewing world figures, including Nelson Mandela. She is the editor of several books, including The Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations and South African Dispatches: Two Centuries of the Best of South African Journalism.

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In the Words of Nelson Mandela 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book provides numerous quotes from Mandela, but they all seem excessively truncated. Consequently, the flow of Mandela's thoughts are greatly mangled. I also found any lead in or explanatory sentences, from the editor, to be generally abrupt. Lastly, the work is overly brief. There are quite a number of excellent speeches, letters and narratives that Mandela produced. The book could have provided complete texts or even substantial excerts from any number of the sources, but again and again it fails to allow Mandela's wonderful vision of the best we can be to be properly expressed. I was not at all happy with the editorial efforts reflected in this book. I would not recommend it.
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Felt uplifted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My God continue to be with your loved ones. As you take your rest from the cares of this world. Gone but never forgotten. May you rest in peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does not fully incorporate all of Mandela's political relations nor does it fully illuminate his ties to Communist dictators.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R.I.P.:);-(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In memory of him...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He was a killer