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Nelson Mandela (1918–2013)

Autor(a) de Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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About the Author

Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His teacher later named him Nelson as part of a custom to give all schoolchildren Christian names. He briefly attended University College of Fort Hare but was expelled after taking part in a protest with Oliver mostrar mais Tambo, with whom he later operated the nation's first black law firm. He eventually completed a bachelor's degree through correspondence courses and studied law at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He left without graduating in 1948. Mandela was part of the African National Congress (ANC) and spent many years as a freedom fighter. When the South African government outlawed the ANC after the Sharpeville Massacre, he went underground to form a new military wing of the organization. In 1964, he was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. Instead of testifying at the trial, he opted to give a speech that was more than four hours long and ended with a defiant statement. While in prison, he received a bachelor's degree in law in absentia from the University of South Africa. In 1990, Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with former South African President F.W. de Klerk in 1993 for transitioning the nation from a system of racial segregation. After leaving the presidency, Mandela retired from active politics, but continued championing causes such as human rights, world peace and the fight against AIDS. He died on November 5, 2013 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: From "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States" (1993), cropped

Obras por Nelson Mandela

Conversations with Myself (2010) 659 exemplares
In His Own Words (1997) — Autor — 243 exemplares
No Easy Walk to Freedom (1965) 136 exemplares
The Struggle Is My Life (1978) 93 exemplares
Nelson Mandela (Spanish Edition) (1998) 13 exemplares
Briefe aus dem Gefängnis (2018) 6 exemplares
Die Morgenröte unserer Freiheit (2002) — Associated Name — 6 exemplares
Eftertanker (2010) 5 exemplares
Meine Waffe ist das Wort (2013) 3 exemplares
L'apartheid (1988) 3 exemplares
46664 The Concert (2004) 3 exemplares
La violenza e la legge (1995) 3 exemplares
COLOR DE LA LIBERTAD, EL (2013) 2 exemplares
Nelson Mandela: Speaking out for Freedom in South Africa (1992) — Associated Name — 2 exemplares
Housing Generator (1997) 2 exemplares
One Nation, One Country (1990) 2 exemplares
Mijn memoires 1 exemplar
Lettres de prison 1 exemplar
Madiba Buyusu (2012) 1 exemplar
A Long Walk to Freedom 16 (1996) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage (2010) — Prefácio — 279 exemplares
A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Woman Confronts the Legacy of Apartheid (2003) — Preface, algumas edições236 exemplares
The Rainbow People of God (1994) — Prefácio — 198 exemplares
Diana: The Portrait (2004) — Prefácio — 171 exemplares
Granta 48: Africa (1994) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
A Prisoner in the Garden (2005) 112 exemplares
Courage: Eight Portraits (2007) — Associated Name — 61 exemplares
In No Uncertain Terms: A South African Memoir (1993) — Prefácio — 59 exemplares
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [2013 film] (2013) — Autobiography — 52 exemplares
Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições51 exemplares
Witness to Aids (2005) — Prefácio — 35 exemplares
Vanishing Cultures of South Africa (1998) — Prefácio — 34 exemplares
Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In Our Lifetime (2003) — Prefácio, algumas edições33 exemplares
Great Speeches of the 20th Century (1991) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Colors Of A New Day: Writing For South Africa (1990) — Prefácio — 28 exemplares
Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom (2011) — Prefácio — 25 exemplares
Reflections in Prison (2001) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Memoirs (2004) — Prefácio — 21 exemplares
Odyssey to Freedom (2007) — Prefácio — 17 exemplares
Yasser Arafat (2004) — Prefácio, algumas edições14 exemplares
Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa (2002) — Introdução — 13 exemplares
Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century (1998) — Prefácio — 11 exemplares
Biko: A Biography (2012) — Prefácio — 8 exemplares
Madiba's Boys: The Stories of Lucas Radebe and Mark Fish (2001) — Prefácio — 5 exemplares
Woza Africa (1997) — Prefácio, algumas edições3 exemplares
Art Against Apartheid: 78 Artists from the 80's — Introdução — 1 exemplar


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Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela.

-Print: (Bib info from Amazon website: Hardcover) COPYRIGHT: December 12, 2013; ISBN-13: 978-1408703113; PUBLISHER: Little Brown Book Group; LENGTH: 784 pgs.
-Digital: (Bib info from Amazon website: Kindle) COPYRIGHT: March 11, 2008; PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition; FILE: 5750 KB; LENGTH: 684 pgs.
*Audio: (Info from Libby) COPYRIGHT: Released 17-July-2011; PUBLISHER: Hachette Audio; DURATION: (approx.) 28 hours; Unabridged (LAPL MP3)
Feature Film or tv: Yes. 2013 “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”


-Selection: Something I’d read earlier had mentioned this book, reminding me that it was time I learned about Nelson Mandela.
-About: Nelson Mandela's life, from 18 July 1918 – publication of the book in 1995. Political conditions in South Africa; Nelson Mandela's philosophy and his vision of freedom and equality for all people in his country; The political organizations formed in resistance of apartheid and contention between them.
-Liked: I’d worried that this autobiography would be too graphic and brutal, but it does not focus excessively on the physical brutalities that prisoners suffer.
I’m happy to have gleaned a much greater understanding of the struggles of South Africans and the successes eventually won by their resistance to apartheid.
I liked learning that for decades Mandela refused to embrace violence, and then the eventual rationalization that possibly it could be a tool of last resort - but only the least grievous approach of destructive sabotage, rather than setting out to cause anyone bodily harm. My impression was that he himself (as opposed to his organization, the African National Congress (ANC)) only ever reached the training and planning stage before being incarcerated for 27 years. I liked too, that he admired Gandhi's approach of self-starvation; though he did not feel that it would have any effect in his own circumstances.
-Disliked: Nothing comes to mind. While this is a very long book, it kept my interest throughout.
-Overall: I feel better like I am finally a little educated about Africa, and am pleased to have developed deep admiration of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: “Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (/mænˈdɛlə/;[1] Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.” (__Wikipedia)
Richard Stengel (collaborator – assisted with editing, revising, writing): “Richard Allen Stengel (born May 2, 1955) is an American editor, author, and former government official.[1] He was Time magazine's 16th managing editor from 2006 to 2013.[2] He was also chief executive of the National Constitution Center from 2004 to 2006, and served as President Obama's Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2014 to 2016.[3][4][5] Stengel has written a number of books, including a collaboration with Nelson Mandela on Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.[6][7]

His 2019 book, Information Wars: How we Lost the Battle Against Disinformation and What to Do About It, recounts his time in the State Department countering Russian disinformation and ISIS propaganda.[8] In December of 2022, Audible released released Stengel's 10-part podcast, Mandela: The Lost Tapes, which uses more than 60 hours of taped interviews Stengel did with Mandela for Long Walk to Freedom.[9]” (__Wikipedia)
President Bill Clinton (forward): “William Jefferson Clinton (né Blythe III; born August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He previously served as governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1992, and as attorney general of Arkansas from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton became known as a New Democrat, as many of his policies reflected a centrist "Third Way" political philosophy. He is the husband of Hillary Clinton, who was a U.S. senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 and the Democratic nominee for president in the 2016 presidential election.” (__Wikipedia)

Michael Boatman: “Michael Patrick Boatman (born October 25, 1964) is an American actor and writer. He is known for his roles as New York City mayoral aide Carter Heywood in the ABC sitcom Spin City, as U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Beckett in the ABC drama series China Beach, as 101st Airborne soldier Motown in the Vietnam War movie Hamburger Hill, and as sports agent Stanley Babson in the HBO sitcom Arli$$. He also starred in The Good Fight, the Paramount spinoff of The Good Wife.” (__Wikipedia)

GENRE: Nonfiction; Biography; Politics; History; Autobiography

SUBJECTS: Politics; South Africa; Political resistance; Leaders; Foreign Relations; History; Margaret Thatcher; World Politics; Racial oppression; Nobel Piece Prize; African President; Anti-apartheid; Africaans

“I dedicate this book to my six children, Madiba and Makaziwe (my first daughter), who are now deceased, and to Makgatho, Makaziwe, Zenani, and Zindzi, whose support and love I treasure; to my twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who give me great pleasure; and to all my comrades, friends, and fellow South Africans whom I serve and whose courage, determination, and patriotism remain my source of inspiration.”

EXCERPT: (From Chapter 112)
“I used my speech in Norway not only to thank the Nobel committee and sketch out a vision of a future South Africa that was just and equitable, but to pay tribute to my fellow laureate, Mr. F. W. de Klerk.

He had the courage to admit that a terrible wrong had been done to our country and people through the imposition of the system of apartheid. He had the foresight to understand and accept that all the people of South Africa must, through negotiations and as equal participants in the process, together determine what they want to make of their future.

I was often asked how could I accept the award jointly with Mr. de Klerk after I had criticized him so severely. Although I would not take back my criticisms, I could say that he had made a genuine and indispensable contribution to the peace process. I never sought to undermine Mr. de Klerk, for the practical reason that the weaker he was, the weaker the negotiations process. To make peace with an enemy one must work with that enemy, and that enemy becomes one’s partner.”

5 stars

6/08/23 to 6/19/23
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TraSea | 62 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Great historical context before each letter. Amazed with each atrocity, each time the goal post was moved, to read the words of a man who maintained his calm. Mandela's eloquence was no surprise, but his constant hopefulness and refusal to give in to hate and bitterness was. By showing a more detailed account of what was done by the South African government around each correspondence - Mandela's strength becomes even more clear.
DAGray08 | 1 outra crítica | Jan 1, 2024 |
Interesting to anybody with an interest in South Africa, but very badly arranged. Collection of brief excerpts, some as short as a single sentence. The book is divided thematically, but even within each theme the order is not always chronological.
jgoodwll | 7 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
What a story. Truly a triumph of good over evil. Where do such men find the courage and strength and vision? The world needs many more of the same to set things right.
BBrookes | Nov 29, 2023 |



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