Long Walk to Freedom\Der lange Weg zur Freiheit, englische Ausgabe
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of
our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the
fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel
Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant
release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment,
Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring
political drama in the world. As president of the African National
Congress and head of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, he
was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government
and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the
fight for human rights and racial equality. The foster son of a
Thembu chief, Mandela was raised in the traditional, tribal culture
of his ancestors, but at an early age learned the modern,
inescapable reality of what came to be called apartheid, one of the
most powerful and effective systems of oppression ever conceived.
In classically elegant and engrossing prose, he tells of his early
years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg, of
his slow political awakening, and of his pivotal role in the
rebirth of a stagnant ANC and the formation of its Youth League in
the 1950s. He describes the struggle to reconcile his political
activity with his devotion to his family, the anguished breakup of
his first marriage, and the painful separations from his children.
He brings vividly to life the escalating political warfare in the
fifties between the ANC and the government, culminating in his
dramatic escapades as an underground leader and the notorious
Rivonia Trial of 1964, at which he was sentenced to life
imprisonment. Herecounts the surprisingly eventful twenty-seven
years in prison and the complex, delicate negotiations that led
both to his freedom and to the beginning of the end of apartheid.
Finally he provides the ultimate inside accoun
Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, geboren 1918 in Südafrika, ist weltbekannt für seinen Kampf gegen die Apartheid, für den er 27 Jahre im Gefängnis verbringen mußte. 1993 erhielt er den Friedensnobelpreis, ein Jahr später wurde er zum Präsidenten von Südafrika ernannt. Mandela wuchs in dem ländlichen Dorf Qunu auf, wo er schon früh durch die Erzählungen der Älteren mit der afrikanischen Geschichte und Folklore vertraut gemacht wurde. Er verstarb im Dezember 2013 im Alter von 95 Jahren.
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