Author(s): Nelson Mandela
The first wholly accurate and authorised record of Nelson Mandela's most inspiring and historically important quotations.
Nelson Mandela by Himself is the complete and fully authorised book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This definitive collection - gathered from privileged access to Mandela's vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence and audio recordings - features nearly 2000 quotations, over half of which have never before published. Categorised for easy reference, Nelson Mandela by Himself is the only authorised and fully authenticated collection of quotations by one of the world's most inspiring and admired individuals.
Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on 18 July 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies for many years before being arrested in August 1962. Mandela was incarcerated for over 27 years, during which time his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to the anti-apartheid movement grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela won 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.