This collection of Mandela’s speeches, letter and writing vividly illustrates the magnetic attractions of one of the foremost campaigners for freedom the world has known. This new edition with revised notes and introduction is a valuable historical document and chronicle of the life and thoughts of a man whose name is synonymous with the fight for human rights and self-determination.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.