Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his 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. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was 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 antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
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|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
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About the Author
Nelson Mandela won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. He was inaugurated in 1994 and became the first freely-elected President of South Africa.
Table of Contents
Foreword President Bill Clinton ix
Part 1 A Country Childhood 1
Part 2 Johannesburg 61
Part 3 Birth of a Freedom Fighter 93
Part 4 The Struggle is My Life 141
Part 5 Treason 197
Part 6 The Black Pimpernel 263
Part 7 Rivonia 309
Part 8 Robben Island: The Dark Years 379
Part 9 Robben Island: Beginning to Hope 449
Part 10 Talking with the Enemy 511
Part 11 Freedom 559