Long Walk to Freedom by Chris van Wyk, Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom

Written by Chris van Wyk, Nelson Mandela
Illustrated by Paddy Bouma

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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 against the government and the oppression that was apartheid, how it led to his imprisonment and how he survived the long, longs days in his cell is a story all should know. Paddy Bouma’s illustrations give a strong sense of the time and place.


Long Walk to Freedom by Chris van Wyk, Nelson Mandela

Read the amazing story of a true hero of our times and discover how a little boy whose father called him troublemaker grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa's first black president and campaign for freedom and justice throughout the world.

About the Author

Chris van Wyk was born in Soweto in 1957. He now lives in Northcliff, Johannesburg, and is a writer of poetry, books for children and teenagers, short stories and novels. He has won prestigious literary prizes for his work and his poetry has been published around the world.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

3rd July 2014




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