Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
To learn more about the life of one the great leaders of our time, try these…
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela for his autobiography, from his youth activism, to his imprisonment, to his eventual presidency
Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela for raw, powerful and moving letters, diary entries and other writings from his life
Playing The Enemy by John Carlin for the true story of how Mandela united a divided country through the power of sport (filmed as Invictus)
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton for a fictional story set in 1940s South Africa, a protest against the social structures that led to Apartheid
“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” — Nelson Mandela
From Go Book Yourself
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Every reader sees the same thing in a different way.