Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson MandelaLong Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom

byNelson Mandela, Chris Van WykIllustratorPaddy Bouma

Paperback | September 3, 2010

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Chris van Wyk was born in Soweto in 1957. He now lives in Northcliff, Johannesburg, and is a writer of poetry, books for children and teenagers, short stories and novels. He has won prestigious literary prizes and his work has been published around the world. His 2004 childhood memoir SHIRLEY, GOODNESS AND MERCY became a bestseller and was turned into a successful play.

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies after 1948. He was incarcerated at Robben Island prison from 1964 to 1982 and then moved to Pollsmoor Prison, during which time his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to apartheid grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the international bestseller LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.

Author photograph by Andrew Zuckerman ? Nelson Mandela Foundation

Chris van Wyk was born in Soweto in 1957. He now lives in Northcliff, Johannesburg, and is a writer of poetry, books for children and teenagers, short stories and novels. He has won prestigious literary prizes and his work has been published around the world. His 2004 childhood memoir SHIRLEY, GOODNESS AND MERCY became a bestseller and...
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Title:Long Walk to FreedomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.63 × 10.88 × 0.29 inPublished:September 3, 2010Publisher:Pan Macmillan UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230013856

ISBN - 13:9780230013858

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic great book everyone should read
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! A somewhat difficult read; however, an excellent read!!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book!! It is definitely a must read book!! I really enjoyed reading about his life from his point of view. It took me a while to finish as it is a big book. But definitely worth reading. It was indeed an incredibly long walk to freedom. His traits, not only as a leader, but as a human being are very inspiring. And everyone should strive to be like this man. He was a true hero! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and readable This was a wonderful read. Accessible for all readers with a lot of detail in the memories of events and thoughts. His writing style is poetic and clear. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A terrific man! Mandela is a hero. His story is one of struggle, but also greatness. This is the autobiography of a man that everybody should be striving to be like. Excellent story and it needs to be read.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book Mandela was the great leader.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! An incredible autobiography about an incredible man and the long journey for freedom. This is a book everyone should read.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing journey! Nelson Mandela's autobiography is a truly incredible read. While dense at times it gives you an insight into a man who changed the world and never stopped believing in his own worth.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is the first autobiography I've ever read, as well as my first political book, and it was amazing! Mr. Mandela is extremely sincere about his life and actions but also his view on the conflict in South Africa during his life time. He is truly an inspiring man.
Date published: 2011-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing This is simply the best autobiography I have ever read. Unlike other memoirs/autobiographies, I felt close to Mandela as I was reading.
Date published: 2011-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Indigo Recommended! This book was recommended to me by the staff at my local Indigo- and although I am not a political reader-this book did not disappoint. Having only heard occasional news clips of Mandela, this book exposed the true life-long sacrifice of a man who was committed to an enduring belief that his beloved nation could experience true, collective freedom. An excellent read even for those not current on the international political landscape!
Date published: 2011-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. This book is a must read. Period. Mr. Mandela's stuggles in South Africa were not just historic for his country, but for equality and civil rights around the world. The book is not just a good historical account, but is downright INTERESTING! I could not put it down. I am not eloquent, so I will not go any further in trying to describe this book. Let me just finish by saying this: There are two types of people in this world: Those that have read "Long Walk to Freedom", and those who will read it, hopefully soon. I wish this was on the high-school reading list of every classroom both in Canada, and especially the United States.
Date published: 2010-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from To much info!! I find this book way to long. I found myselfe wanted to jump ahead in pages.
Date published: 2008-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! I have never been big on reading biographies but this book changed my mind. I liked this book a lot because I never knew too much about Nelson Mandela and his story and they way he tells it is superb. To be honest, the sheer volume scared me away from this book, my sister was the one who pushed me to read it and I'm glad because I couldn't put it down. Try it, I guarantee you'll learn something from it!
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A story of courage and determination If ever there was a story to give hope and perseverance this is it. A man that spends 27 years in jail for no reason and then has the courage to forgive and get on with the rest of his life… wow.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best within us! I read this book because I wanted to learn more about this man I had heard so much about. I could never have expected that it would be such a well written, inspirational, and moving account of the triumph of the human spirit over seemingly insurmountable odds. Make no mistake, this is a compelling TRUE story about the best within us. I wish I could thank him for writing it.
Date published: 2000-07-25