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Nelson Mandela (1918–2013)

Forfatter af Vejen til frihed : en selvbiografi

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Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His teacher later named him Nelson as part of a custom to give all schoolchildren Christian names. He briefly attended University College of Fort Hare but was expelled after taking part in a protest with Oliver vis mere Tambo, with whom he later operated the nation's first black law firm. He eventually completed a bachelor's degree through correspondence courses and studied law at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He left without graduating in 1948. Mandela was part of the African National Congress (ANC) and spent many years as a freedom fighter. When the South African government outlawed the ANC after the Sharpeville Massacre, he went underground to form a new military wing of the organization. In 1964, he was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. Instead of testifying at the trial, he opted to give a speech that was more than four hours long and ended with a defiant statement. While in prison, he received a bachelor's degree in law in absentia from the University of South Africa. In 1990, Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with former South African President F.W. de Klerk in 1993 for transitioning the nation from a system of racial segregation. After leaving the presidency, Mandela retired from active politics, but continued championing causes such as human rights, world peace and the fight against AIDS. He died on November 5, 2013 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: From "Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States" (1993), cropped

Værker af Nelson Mandela

Vejen til frihed : en selvbiografi (1994) 4,825 eksemplarer
Conversations with Myself (2010) — Forfatter — 649 eksemplarer
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales (2002) — Redaktør — 545 eksemplarer
In His Own Words (1997) — Forfatter — 242 eksemplarer
No Easy Walk to Freedom (1965) 136 eksemplarer
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela (2018) 110 eksemplarer
The Struggle Is My Life (1978) 91 eksemplarer
Nelson Mandela (Spanish Edition) (1998) 13 eksemplarer
Eftertanker (2010) 7 eksemplarer
Die Morgenröte unserer Freiheit (2002) — Associated Name — 6 eksemplarer
Briefe aus dem Gefängnis (2018) 5 eksemplarer
46664 The Concert (2004) 3 eksemplarer
La violenza e la legge (1995) 3 eksemplarer
Meine Waffe ist das Wort (2013) 3 eksemplarer
L'apartheid (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Nelson Mandela: Speaking out for Freedom in South Africa (1992) — Associated Name — 2 eksemplarer
COLOR DE LA LIBERTAD, EL (2013) 2 eksemplarer
L'Annee Mandela (French Edition) (1990) 2 eksemplarer
One Nation, One Country (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Housing Generator (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Mijn memoires 1 eksemplar
Madiba Buyusu (2012) 1 eksemplar
A Long Walk to Freedom 16 (1996) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage (2010) — Forord — 275 eksemplarer
The Rainbow People of God (1994) — Forord — 194 eksemplarer
Diana: The Portrait (2004) — Forord — 167 eksemplarer
Granta 48: Africa (1994) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
A Prisoner in the Garden (2005) 111 eksemplarer
Courage: Eight Portraits (2007) — Associated Name — 60 eksemplarer
In No Uncertain Terms: A South African Memoir (1993) — Forord — 58 eksemplarer
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [2013 film] (2013) — Autobiography — 51 eksemplarer
Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience (2018) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver49 eksemplarer
Witness to Aids (2005) — Forord — 35 eksemplarer
Vanishing Cultures of South Africa (1998) — Forord — 34 eksemplarer
Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In Our Lifetime (2003) — Forord, nogle udgaver33 eksemplarer
Great Speeches of the 20th Century (1991) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Colors Of A New Day: Writing For South Africa (1990) — Forord — 28 eksemplarer
Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom (2011) — Forord — 25 eksemplarer
Reflections in Prison (2001) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Memoirs (2004) — Forord — 21 eksemplarer
Odyssey to Freedom (2007) — Forord — 17 eksemplarer
Yasser Arafat (2004) — Forord, nogle udgaver14 eksemplarer
Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa (2002) — Introduktion — 13 eksemplarer
Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century (1998) — Forord — 11 eksemplarer
Biko: A Biography (2012) — Forord — 8 eksemplarer
Woza Africa (1997) — Forord, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer
Art Against Apartheid: 78 Artists from the 80's — Introduktion — 1 eksemplar

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Great historical context before each letter. Amazed with each atrocity, each time the goal post was moved, to read the words of a man who maintained his calm. Mandela's eloquence was no surprise, but his constant hopefulness and refusal to give in to hate and bitterness was. By showing a more detailed account of what was done by the South African government around each correspondence - Mandela's strength becomes even more clear.
DAGray08 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 1, 2024 |
Interesting to anybody with an interest in South Africa, but very badly arranged. Collection of brief excerpts, some as short as a single sentence. The book is divided thematically, but even within each theme the order is not always chronological.
jgoodwll | 7 andre anmeldelser | Dec 2, 2023 |
What a story. Truly a triumph of good over evil. Where do such men find the courage and strength and vision? The world needs many more of the same to set things right.
BBrookes | Nov 29, 2023 |
Organizado pelo líder mundial Nelson Mandela, são encontrados contos tão antigos quanto a África, contados ao redor de fogueiras no final do dia desde tempos imemoráveis, contos herdados dos povos san e khoi, originalmente caçadores e criadores de animais pioneiros, deixados à imaginação daqueles que vieram do mar em grandes embarcações de velas ondeantes.
A obra traz ainda ricas ilustrações que complementam cada um dos contos.
Saladeleitura.ern | 22 andre anmeldelser | Aug 16, 2023 |



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