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Long Walk to Freedom

Author: Nelson Mandela

Mandela dedicated his book to "my six children, Madiba and Makaziwe (my first daughter) who are now deceased, and to Makgatho, Makaziwe, Zenani and Zindzi, whose support and love I treasure; to my...More

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Long Walk to Freedom is an autobiography written by South African President Nelson Mandela, and first published in 1994 by Little Brown & Co. The book profiles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison. Under the apartheid government, Mandela was regarded as a terrorist and jailed on the infamous Robben Island for his role as a leader of the then-outlawed ANC. He later achieved international recognition for his leadership as president in rebuilding the country's once segregated society. The last chapters of the book describe his political ascension, and his  belief that the struggle still continued against apartheid in South  Africa.

Mandela dedicated his book to "my six children, Madiba and  Makaziwe (my first daughter) who are now deceased, and to Makgatho,  Makaziwe, Zenani and Zindzi, whose support and love I treasure; to my  twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who give me great  pleasure; and to all my comrades, friends and fellow South Africans  whom I serve and whose courage, determination and patriotism remain my  source of inspiration."

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (8 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.

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