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Long Walk to Freedom By Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time an international hero whose lifelong dedicat

  • Title: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • ISBN: 9780316548182
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Long Walk to Freedom By Nelson Mandela The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela Long Walk to Freedom.Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country Since his triumphant release in 1990 from thThe book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela Long Walk to Freedom.Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country Since his triumphant release in 1990 from than a quarter century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history s greatest figures Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
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    1. Rowena on said:

      As I finally walked through those gates to enter a car on the other side, I felt even at the age of seventy one that my life was beginning anew My ten thousand days of imprisonment were over Nelson Mandela, A Long Walk to Freedom2013, my year of reading biographies, started off with Dr King s and ended with reading Nelson Mandela s A perfect end to the year.Apartheid is something that hit very close to home to me, being a member of the same Bantu people that the racist Afrikaner government belie [...]

    2. Warwick on said:

      At over 700 pages, Nelson Mandela s autobiography might look like a serious commitment Actually though, it doesn t feel like a heavy book at all Like the thinking which informs it, the writing is clear, measured and straightforward, albeit scattered with bits of Harvard English that are presumably down to Mandela s uncredited American ghostwriter, Richard Stengel.I sped through it in under a week, thanks mainly to a couple of long train journeys I m left with a much nuanced view of Mandela and [...]

    3. Matt on said:

      As I continue the forty days of biography reading, I thought I ought to tackle some of the big players in the world of politics At a time when the world is still ill balanced, I wanted to delve into the world of Nelson Mandela, one who sought to recalibrate a significant unbalance on the African continent over a number of decades Having a great interest in South Africa, the backwardness of apartheid s acceptance by any governing body, and how the world handled the bloodshed under the racist regi [...]

    4. Luís C. on said:

      A long way to freedom, courageously traveled by many men and women, to free themselves from the White oppressor, to regain human dignity, the pride of being Black At first peaceful, they are forced to take up arms, to respond to the violence that faces them furiously Neither the courts nor the prison can break this quest for equity, democracy and freedom.Then it will be non vengeance to take the path of negotiations, to annihilate hatred by words of peace.A wonderful and moving testimony.A timel [...]

    5. Donna Davis on said:

      If you are not a prolific reader, the size and weight of this volume may look daunting After reading the first two or three chapters, you will be tempted to give up DON T It s just about to get really good.This autobiography chronicles Mandela s life, first as the son of a tribal chief, then as an educated Black man under Apartheid a dangerous thing to be and then the journey, both outward and inward, from attorney to the leader of a revolution You will read about his time on Riecher s Island, t [...]

    6. Hadrian on said:

      I had no epiphany, no singular revelation, no moment of truth, but a steady accumulation of a thousand slights, a thousand indignities and a thousand unremembered moments produced in me an anger, a rebelliousness, a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people There was no particular day on which I said, Henceforth I will devote myself to the liberation of my people instead, I simply found myself doing so, and could not do otherwise Nelson Mandela turned 95 last week Twenty years previou [...]

    7. Missy on said:

      First of all let me say that Nelson Mandela is an amazing man who has been through trials than I could ever imagine, and he faced them with such class and strength I am glad I know about his history and his life as a freedom fighter, and this book gave me greater appreciation for black South Africans However, it was a long, long, long, long walk to freedom I guess I like books that are written in story form, which shows some lack of intelligence on my part, unfortunately It took me about 11 mo [...]

    8. Cheryl on said:

      Where does one start with this The story of freedom fighter, head of state, and world leader, Nelson Mandela a book that spans his childhood, years spent in prison, and subsequent election as president I grew up constantly reminded that a man, this man, was seated somewhere in South Africa in a prison cell, fighting for freedom for an entire nation and group of people The former president started this manuscript while in prison sometime around 1974 and concocted a plan to have the original manus [...]

    9. Alex on said:

      Long Walk to Freedom is the first book I ve read by the leader of a country containing instructions on how to overthrow a country.Mandela is serious about this He mentions that when his African National Congress decided to commit to violence, they read works by and about Che Guevara, Mao Tse tung, Fidel Castro to figure out how to do it The phrase A freedom fighter must recurs He means this to be read by freedom fighters This book is many things, but maybe the most important thing is a manual fo [...]

    10. Caroline on said:

      What to say about one of the world s most highly esteemed books I am wholly inadequate to give a review of the book as such, but here, as usual, are a few notes to remind myself of the reading view spoiler MANDELA M comes across as a person of deep determination, stubbornness, integrity and drive Not a man to deviate from the path he has chosen, and throughout his life he seems wholly driven to do what he must do, whatever the odds against him He spent a total of 27 years in jail as a political [...]

    11. Amanda Brinkmann on said:

      I tried reading this book SO many times right after it was published but found myself so upset and saddened, that I realised I was simply not emotionally ready to deal with the contents So it sat on my shelf for nearly 10 years, before I felt ready and healed enough to pick the book up again.It was, for me, a riveting read I sobbed my way through a great many of the sections, I learned so much about the history of my country and the genesis of the African National Congress and its original noble [...]

    12. Joey on said:

      I learned Nelson Mandela s life from my high school history because of the word, apartheid Thanks to Mahatma Gandhi he introduced him to us on his cause of Caste System in India However, I just scratched the surface of him t as my teacher did not tell much details about him as if he was not attached much importance to the subject If I were my teacher, I would have told much about him In fact, I mistook him for a Black American Uh oh I was still an ignoramus at that time despite the fact that I [...]

    13. Kimberly on said:

      I bought this book in January and didn t get around to reading it until March I was at a Goodwill 50% off sale the day I got this and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it.As someone who has strong roots in South Africa but has never been there I am always eager to learn about the country my father and his family were born in particularly because my father and his family left South Africa in the 40 s to escape the apartheid even though they were coloured and not black it still impacted th [...]

    14. Julie on said:

      If we do nothing else for those who suffer for a cause, we must at least bear witness and say, I have seen, and understood Many people the world over have waxed prolific and poetic on this book, and all that is left to say is, it is a must read for anyone who cares about anything at all in this world This struggle cannot be dismissed as a partisan engagement It is not just about apartheid it is not about fighting a harsh regime it is not about man s inhumanity to man and all that stuff that so m [...]

    15. Henry Martin on said:

      It is not very often that I set to read non fiction This book, however, was originally recommended to me by a Rwanda refugee and so I made an exception What a good decision that was.Although I was familiar with Mandela s life and South Africa s struggle against the apartheid regime, this book provided me with much profound understanding of the struggle and the historical events leading to the eventual overthrow of the racist regime This book, however, is much than an account of a dark time per [...]

    16. Tonya on said:

      What do I really have to say I read this before the first time I went to South Africa and fell in love with the countryhence two return trips I had some amazing experiences during the pr days and one was a private tour of Robben Island with Ahmed Kathrada while in SA He was imprisoned with and a close friend of Mandela s one of eight sentenced to life imprisonment during the Rivonia Trial Anyway, obviously it was amazing since he knew EVERYTHING about the time and place he was there afterall , b [...]

    17. Laura on said:

      I learned as if I didn t already know that I am one slack m rf ker, and this is the perfect book to read if you need some motivation to get off your ass and or get over yourself There are also a lot of fascinating things about his story that i didn t know he grew up literally barefoot in the bush, bailed on being a tribal councilor and ran away from home, and a lot of interesting ins and outs of how african consciousness developed in SA the 60s and 70s, plus tips on how to keep yourself motivate [...]

    18. Sarah on said:

      It was an interesting read Sorry, that s a bit of an understatement and the dry tone in my head doesn t really translate Mandela is a good, clear writer, but not creative or inventive One can see the methodical planning that made him such an effective political leader and innovator, but as the author of a 625 page book, his style is a little stiff The first half of the book is about his upbringing and path into politics The problem I was having was that there was no way to tell from his formativ [...]

    19. Megan Baxter on said:

      I ve known far too little about Nelson Mandela I knew who he was, of course, and some of the bare outlines of his life But I think I d fallen into knowing little than what Cornel West, after Mandela s death, called the Santa Clausification of the South African leader By that, he meant the process of turning Mandela from who he was into a harmless, strangely apolitical grandfatherly figure that could be used as a symbol by left and right alike Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due [...]

    20. Chris on said:

      Recently, I was teaching a class where the students read an essay about the reconciliation meetings that were done in South Africa And my students did not know, or claimed not know, who Mandela was Sad, but true As time goes on, we forgot We are a nation that has been, and in many ways still is, affected by 9 11, but the average college freshman who is currently 18 was 5 then There are people whose understanding of apartheid, if they have one, is one of distance and this happened last generation [...]

    21. Kavita on said:

      It was indeed a long, long walk to freedom Apartheid, established in 1948 in South Africa, was abolished in 1990 Nelson Mandela is one of the most well known icons of the fight against this discriminatory system This book explores his life, historical and political events during his lifetime, his thoughts and feelings as well as his contribution to the fight against apartheid and racism The book starts off with Mandela s childhood days, and sketches out his family connections and his prospects i [...]

    22. Susan on said:

      My Lord, what a book This book depicts the harsh realities of living in the Apartheid South Africa Imagine living in a country where you are denied basic human rights, been told you are less because of your skin colour The scary thing is that South Africa was not the only country with this sort of system Nonetheless, Nelson Mandela s book is truly beautiful, honest, raw, emotional and makes you see that you should never stop fighting against what is wrong He is a true testament to courage, brave [...]

    23. Carlos Bazzano on said:

      en el campo de la educaci n p blica, la doctrina de iguales pero separados no tiene lugar Por tanto, sostenemos que los recurrentes y otros en situaci n similar se ven, por raz n de la segregaci n impugnada privados de la igualdad ante la ley protegida por la Decimocuarta Enmienda Brown v Board of Education, 17 de mayo de 1954 De todos los sistemas opresores que ya han sido puestos en vigencia a lo largo y ancho del mundo, el appartheid ha sido uno de los tantos cuyos efectos perniciosos a n han [...]

    24. Sharon Watkins on said:

      If you ask my daughter why she chose to move to Africa, she will tell you that it must have been her long childhood exposure to Paul Simon s Graceland But I think the truth actually lies in her exposure to the extraordinary life story of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela is a world treasure principled, dedicated, uncompromising, and consistently both human and humane.This autobiography recounts Mandela s life from early childhood in a Transkei village, through the political awakening of his young ad [...]

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