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Nelson Mandela
     

Nelson Mandela

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by Elleke Boehmer
 

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A remarkable statesman and one of the world’s longest-detained political prisoners (1964-90), Nelson Mandela has become an exemplary figure of anti-racist struggle and democracy, a moral giant. This fascinating and uncompromising biographical study paints a complex portrait of Mandela that goes beyond hagiography: it examines his quality of character, his

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A remarkable statesman and one of the world’s longest-detained political prisoners (1964-90), Nelson Mandela has become an exemplary figure of anti-racist struggle and democracy, a moral giant. This fascinating and uncompromising biographical study paints a complex portrait of Mandela that goes beyond hagiography: it examines his quality of character, his theatrical flair, his maverick ability to absorb transnational influences, his steely survival skills, his postmodern ease with media image, and his ethical legacy.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402782190
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
A Brief Insight
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

ELLEKE BOEHMER is Professor of World Literature in English at Oxford and the author of several books. She has also published four novels, including the recent Nile Baby (2008).

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Nelson Mandela 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DKO1946 More than 1 year ago
A review of other books about Mandela and their authors' approaches. I was looking for an actual biography.
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