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Long Walk to Freedom - The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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 account.

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 account.
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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 account.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Boatman

Length:

27h 43m


Chapters

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04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

17:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

10:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

12:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

11:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

14:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

10:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

13:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

12:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

14:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

13:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

12:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

13:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

12:51


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

13:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

11:39


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:37


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

12:00


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:27


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

10:57


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

13:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

09:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

10:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:38


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

14:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

16:09


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

11:08


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

11:06


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

16:00


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

09:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

10:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:12


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

15:32


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

09:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

15:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:14


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:54


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:08


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:03


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:07


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

12:11


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:19


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

13:45


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

11:51


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:41


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

09:37


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

10:21


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

10:00


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

08:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

13:03


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

16:17


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

09:28


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

11:57


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:43


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:28


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:39


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:42


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:28


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:09


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:14


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

11:27


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:01


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

18:03


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

11:14


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:20


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:15


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

08:47


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

13:40


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

11:52


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

13:15


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

14:13


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:27


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

17:47


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:28


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

12:46


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:42


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:36


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

14:47


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

02:24


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:10


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

13:28


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

01:17