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Nelson Mandela

Biography

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative democratic elections. He was born in Transkei, South Africa, in 1918. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress. In 1964, he was convicted of crimes including sabotage committed in the struggle against apartheid. He was imprisoned for 27 years at Robben Island prison and Pollsmoor prison. During his incarceration, his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to apartheid grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as President of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the internationally bestselling autobiography LONG WALK TO FREEDOM and CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF, a collection of his personal papers. Mandela died in December 2013.

Nelson Mandela

Books by Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela - Graphic Novel

Nelson Mandela authorized this graphic adaptation of his own memoir, Long Walk to Freedom, which follows his through his boyhood up to his days in prison and beyond. The book also includes new interviews, firsthand accounts, and archival material, making it current and immediate. The release of the book will coincide with Mandela’s 91st birthday.