Actually though, it doesn't feel like a heavy book at all. Like the thinking which informs it, the writing is clear, measured and straightforward, albeit scattered with bits of Harvard English that are presumably down to Mandela's uncredited American ghostwriter, Richard Stengel.
He led the decades-long struggle to replace the apartheid regime with a multi-racial democracy and advocated for reconciliation in spite of being imprisoned for 27 years.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way.
But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Then he becomes your partner.
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Long Walk to Freedom is an autobiography written by South African President Nelson Mandela, and first published in by Little Brown & Co.
The book profiles his . Dec 07, · Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela’s autobiography based on the manuscript he wrote in prison, was published four years later. It was a momentous event, and Hollywood producers started a .
The film is dedicated to the life and career of a fighter against apartheid, South African President Nelson Mandela. We’ll see which way was the leader of South Africa and human rights activist – from early childhood through his inauguration as the first popularly elected black president of South Africa.
The remarkable life of South African revolutionary, president and world icon Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba) takes center stage. Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League.