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The Resource Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Title
Long walk to freedom
Title remainder
the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Statement of responsibility
Nelson Mandela
Title variation
Mandela: Long walk to freedom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 more 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 anti-apartheid 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. The foster son of a Thembu chief, Mandela was raised in the traditional, tribal culture of his ancestors, but at an early age learned the modern, inescapable reality of what came to be called apartheid, one of the most powerful and effective systems of oppression ever conceived. In classically elegant and engrossing prose, he tells of his early years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg, of his slow political awakening, and of his pivotal role in the rebirth of a stagnant ANC and the formation of its Youth League in the 1950s. He describes the struggle to reconcile his political activity with his devotion to his family, the anguished breakup of his first marriage, and the painful separations from his children. He brings vividly to life the escalating political warfare in the fifties between the ANC and the government, culminating in his dramatic escapades as an underground leader and the notorious Rivonia Trial of 1964, at which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Herecounts the surprisingly eventful twenty-seven years in prison and the complex, delicate negotiations that led both to his freedom and to the beginning of the end of apartheid. Finally he provides the ultimate inside account of the unforgettable events since his release that produced at last a free, multiracial democracy in South Africa. To millions of people around the world, Nelson Mandela stands, as no other living figure does, for the triumph of dignity and hope over despair and hatred, of self-discipline and love over persecution and evil
Summary
The leader of South Africa's antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1994.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
167680
Cataloging source
ABJ
Dewey number
  • 323.11968092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1949.M35
LC item number
A3 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Country childhood -- Johannesburg -- Birth of a freedom fighter -- Struggle is my life -- Treason -- Black pimpernel -- Rivonia -- Robben Island : Dark years -- Robben Island : Beginning to hope -- Talking with the enemy -- Freedom
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
638 p., [12] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780316545853
Lccn
94079980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33353171
  • (OCoLC)ocm33353171
Label
Long walk to freedom : the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Country childhood -- Johannesburg -- Birth of a freedom fighter -- Struggle is my life -- Treason -- Black pimpernel -- Rivonia -- Robben Island : Dark years -- Robben Island : Beginning to hope -- Talking with the enemy -- Freedom
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
638 p., [12] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780316545853
Lccn
94079980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33353171
  • (OCoLC)ocm33353171

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