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Introducing a Special Commemorative Edition of Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Long Walk To FreedomOn the day following Nelson Mandela’s passing, Jonathan Ball released a special hardcover commemorative edition of his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom:

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A Long Walk To Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela’s destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A Long Walk To Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate truimph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.

Nelson Mandela was 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 was 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.

A Long Walk To Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography. Here Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life – an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.


“Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity…unforgettable” — AndrĂ© Brink

“Enthralling…Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground” — Donald Woods in the Sunday Times

“A tale of anger and sorrow, love and joy, grace and elegance.” — Daily News

“Indispensable…unique life story” – Anthony Sampson

“A truly stunning account of his extraordnary life…A vivid testimony to an unusual mixture of courage, persistence, tolerance, and forgiveness” – Sir David Steel

“One of the most life affirming books you’ll read” — GQ

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