A prisoner in the garden: the Nelson Mandela Foundation

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Viking Studio, Jan 1, 2006 - Art - 208 pages
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An extraordinary visual journey documenting Nelson Mandela’s twenty-seven years in prison on Robben Island, Prisoner in the Garden contains previously unpublished images, documents, and diary and letter extracts, as well as some original notes from the writing of Mandela’s bestselling autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom, and other archival material that helps illustrate the life in jail of the world’s most famous political prisoner. As moving and inspirational as its predecessor, A Long Walk to Freedom,Prisoner in the Garden digs even deeper into Mandela’s prison years. This groundbreaking book is an international publication event. It is being published by Penguin South Africa, UK, Canada, and USA.

Rich in imagery, Prisoner in the Garden provides compelling insight into the prison life of one of the elder statesman of our time.

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This is a splendid visual presentation of South African leader Nelson Mandela's 27 years in prison in South Africa. The book functions as a catalog, with additional background and interpretive text ... Read full review


Foreword by Nelson Mandela
Introduction by John Samuel

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation was established in 1999 as the primary vehicle for Mr. Mandela’s continued pursuit of the ideals and goals he set while serving as South Africa’s first democratically elected leader from 1994 to 1999. The immediate goal of the foundation is to identify and work in programming areas where Mr. Mandela can provide leadership and initiative. The foundation attends to the groundwork necessary to sustain the programs and to ensure that Mr. Mandela’s ideals thrive long after he has retired from public life.