Nelson Mandela: A Biography

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Everyone should know the life story of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest leaders of all time, the first black president of South Africa, the most famous African, and a major world statesman. His inspiring life receives a fresh retelling in this new biography written especially for students and general readers. This volume is an enjoyable, authoritative, and balanced way to not only understand a great man, but also to understand a critical time in world history and race relations. Mandela's quest for racial justice for black South Africans as a leader of the African National Congress led to twenty-seven years of imprisonment. South African Apartheid consumed the attention of the world, coming to a head in the 1980s. With intense international pressure on the Apartheid government, Mandela was finally freed in 1990. Through the landmark presidency of South Africa and post Nobel Peace Prize years up until today, he has continued as a peacemaker and agent for change.

Chapter 1 covers his birth into a strong Xhosa family and clan, with cultural, historical, and geographical context, and the next chapter follows his elite education path, taking into consideration the forces and people who helped shape the future leader. Chapter 3 discusses his law practice, African National Congress work, and his first wife. Chapters 4-6 continue with his growing political involvement and family. Chapter 7 and 8 deal with the long imprisonment and then freedom. The final chapters discuss his presidency and Nobel Peace Prize and life today. A timeline, photo essay, and selected bibliography complement the narrative.

 

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the story was very inspiring to me because its full of struggle and how he decided to change not for him but for the people.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Family and Childhood
1
Chapter 2 Education and Youth
11
Law Marriage and Politics
23
Youth League and the African National Congress
33
Defiance of Apartheid
47
Photo Essay
63
Chapter 6 On Trial Winnie and the Black Pimpernel Goes Underground
63
Friends Family and Global Solidarity
79
Release and Transition to Democracy
99
Chapter 9 Presidency and New Challenges
109
Chapter 10 After the Presidency
123
Glossary
131
Selected Bibliography
133
Index
137
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Peter Limb is Associate Professor in the History Department and Africana Bibliographer at Michigan State University.

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