Multcolib Research Picks: Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013
Annotation:"Conversations With Myself" consists of interviews, selections from Mandela's notebooks and conversations with activists and others involved with the anti-apartheid movement. [This book] has its origins in the 2004 inauguration of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Dialogue as the core function of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Annotation:A collection of speeches by Nelson Mandela, arranged thematically on topics such as freedom, reconciliation, nation building and culture. Introductory essays by political leaders and social leaders provide biography that relates to specific times and places.
Annotation:"...One day after years of imprisonment, physical and emotional abuse, and separation from his family, Mandela said, "I realized that they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. They could not take those things. Those things I still had control over. And I decided not to give them away." - from the Introduction.
Annotation:"With new interviews, firsthand accounts, and archival material that has only recently been uncovered, this visually dramatic biography promises to introduce Mandela's gripping story to a whole new generation of readers. - From the introduction.
Annotation:"His given Xhosa name Rolihlahla signified he could be a troublemaker. His clan honorific Madiba associated him with his aristocratic Thembu lineage. And his European name Nelson, his best-known name, given by his primary school teacher, imprinted his life with the name of one of imperial Britain’s naval heroes. Between these three nodal points of his names – signifying resistance, social stature, and heroism, respectively." from 'Nelson Mandela, A Very Short Introduction.' Read this ebook with your library card and pin number from Multnomah County Library.
Annotation:"A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in our lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood and our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope and victory." - From a letter to Zindzi Mandela, written on Robben Island, February 10, 1980
Annotation:Written in 1985, this autobiography is based on tape-recorded interviews with Winnie Mandela compiled by Anne Benjamin, who visited Winnie Mandela during 1980's, while she was under house arrest.
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"in the life of any individual, family, community or society, memory is of fundamental importance. It is the fabric of identity." - Nelson Mandela, from the book 'A Prisoner in the Garden' published by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 2006.
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