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The Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela (Hardcover)

Sahm Venter; Foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela

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Arrested in 1962 as South Africa’s apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, Mandela wrote hundreds of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and most memorably to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children.

Now, 255 of these letters, a majority of which were previously unseen, provide the most intimate portrait of Mandela since Long Walk to Freedom. Whether writing about the death of his son Thembi after a request to attend the funeral was ignored, providing unwavering support to his also-imprisoned wife, or outlining a human-rights philosophy that resonates today, The Prison Letters Of Nelson Mandela reveals the heroism of a man who refused to compromise his moral values in the face of extraordinary human punishment.

Ultimately, they position Mandela, along with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., among the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century.

General

Imprint: The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2018
Editors: Sahm Venter
Foreword by: Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 42mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 620
ISBN-13: 978-1-63149-546-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Political leaders & leadership
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Political control & influence > Political oppression & persecution > General
Books > History > African history > General
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LSN: 1-63149-546-1
Barcode: 9781631495465

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