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Mandela - Peter Hain

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Published: 1st October 2010
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Best-selling biographical format about an international and instantly recognisable media icon.

One of the world s most revered public figures, Nelson Mandela is an iconic symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over prejudice and fear. Renowned for his tireless crusade against gender and racial inequality, Mandela's anti-apartheid campaigning, his outspoken social criticism, and his values of freedom, have made him a hero of our time.

Madiba: Nelson Mandela s Story follows the extraordinary path of this man s journey. With in-depth chapters on his tribal roots, his revolutionary ANC activities that led to his notorious 27-year imprisonment, and his career after his momentous release in 1990, discover how one man came to heal a torn nation as its President.

About the Author

MP Peter Hain is renowned for his three decades of anti-apartheid campaigning. Born to anti-apartheid activists with links to Mandela that go back to the 1960s, he grew up in South Africa where his parents were jailed and then banned by the regime. At just 15, Hain made his first anti-apartheid speech at the funeral of an activist, a year before his parents were forced to leave South Africa, taking him to London. Hain's fervent campaigning throughout the 1970s made apartheid a national issue in Britain, whilst making him a target of the regime's security services. A regular contributor to the daily nationals, he is also the author of thirteen published works including Don't Play With Apartheid, Mistaken Identity: The Wrong Face of the Law and Sing the Beloved Country.

Author's Preface; Tribute from International Icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu; 1. GROOMING A CHIEF - Mandela's Transkei tribal roots and his upbringing as a future Chief, his university education and his experiences as a black youth under apartheid. ; 2. SECOND CLASS - What apartheid meant in everyday and political terms for Mandela, and how it spurred on his radicalization as a young, black lawyer.; 3. FREEDOM FIGHTER - Mandela's involvement with the ANC youth league and the Rivonia trials, and what it meant to go underground once the ANC?was banned. ; 4. PRISONER - The continued political activities of Mandela and his supporters during his incarceration on Robben Island. ; 5. RESISTANCE - Charts the growth of internal resistance and external opposition and sanctions during Mandela's years of imprisonment. 6. VICTORY Apartheid rulers open up dialogue including bringing Mandela out of jail for clandestine meetings, culminating in his release from prison in February 1990. Tribute from Richard Attenborough; 7. PRESIDENT - Mandela's 1994 election triumph, where he healed a torn nation where whites, initially fearful, came quickly to see him as their saviour. Tribute from Tony Blair; 8. MANDELA MAGIC - Charts Mandela's work as an international statesman and his 'retiring from retiring' to speak out about HIV, Aids and Mugabe.

ISBN: 9781846013140
ISBN-10: 1846013143
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 14.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.61