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Long Walk to Freedom The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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ISBN-10: 0316548189

ISBN-13: 9780316548182

Edition: 1995

Authors: Nelson Mandela

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As recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, president of the African National Congress, and head of the antiapartheid movement, Nelson Mandela is one of the world's great moral and political leaders. In his internationally bestselling memoir, Long Walk to Freedom, he tells the extraordinary story of his life - an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. He eloquently and vividly details his journey: the development of his political consciousness, his pivotal role in the formation of the ANC Youth League, his dramatic years underground - which led to a sentence of life imprisonment in 1964 - and his eventful quarter century behind bars. He also movingly recalls the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 10/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

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 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…