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Nelson Mandela

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom (1994) is one of the most famous autobiographies of recent times. It tells the story of his life, from his humble beginnings in the South African countryside to his work as an iconic anti-apartheid freedom fighter, and ends, after chronicling his twenty-year prison sentence, with his final victory and release.

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    Are you willing to give up everything to fight injustice – are you willing to give up your freedom, your family, your future? Nelson Mandela would face this question time and time again. And throughout the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, his answer was always “yes.” He dedicated his life to fighting apartheid and endured decades of public persecution, living underground, and thirty long years of imprisonment.

    When he walked out of prison on February 11, 1990, the world watched in awe as the system he’d fought all his life started to crumble. Though apartheid wasn’t broken by his efforts alone, his imprisonment had come to symbolize the injustice of this regime – and it didn’t survive long once he was free. In 1991, the legal structures that supported apartheid were repealed, and 3-years later the country held it’s first free elections. All South Africans, both Black and white, were finally allowed to vote. In that same year, at the age of seventy-five, Nelson Mandela became president of a new, hopeful, and free nation. 

    Where did he find the strength to fight for as long and as hard as he did? What drove the twentieth century’s most famous freedom fighter? In this Bedtime Biography, we’ll take a reflective journey through his long walk to freedom.

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    About the Author

    Nelson Mandela is among the most eminent political figures of the twentieth century. He was the icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, devoting his entire life to the cause. For his commitment to justice, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

    Who should read Bedtime Biography: Long Walk to Freedom?

    • People interested in Nelson Mandela
    • Anyone curious about South African history
    • Proponents of social justice

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