Nelson Mandela and Chris Van Wyk - Author Picture

Nelson Mandela and Chris Van Wyk - Author

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, who held office from 1994–99. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of the African National Congress's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid. In accordance with his conviction, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. He is currently a celebrated elder statesman who continues to voice his opinion on topical issues. In South Africa he is often known as Madiba, an honorary title adopted by elders of Mandela's clan. The title has come to be synonymous with Nelson Mandela.

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Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela and Chris Van Wyk
Nelson Mandela's inspirational life story has been adapted into a wonderfully child-friendly version. It tells of his childhood as an ordinary boy in a village and how his belief in democracy was already strongly developed while a student. Mandela's fight...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2009
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