Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom

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The leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison and his return to lead his people.

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The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela

Billed as "the autobiography" of Mandela, it is probably the most accessible book on his life. First published in 1995 by the American publisher Little, Brown and ghost-written by Richard Stengel (later a chief editor at Time) and overseen by an "editorial board" of ANC leaders, this book was written with a global, mainly U.S., readership in mind. Mandela emerges as a remarkable individual as the book charts his regal upbringing, career as a young lawyer, troubled

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