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"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it." –President Barack Obama  
Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his 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. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was 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 antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life -- an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph. 
The book that inspired the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Biographies & Memoirs
March 11
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

SimonRT8 ,

A piece of history

Just wonderful. Every page in this book seems to have its own life as it tells the story of our struggle as human beings living in a society.

Definitely breath taking.

SDWill ,

Ethos of Our Time

I don’t know why it took me so long to read Long Walk to Freedom, but it was definitely worth the wait. Few individuals conjure the ethos of our time like Nelson Mandela. He embodies our hopes, fears, dreams and disappointments. While I never had the privilege to meet the man in person, it is enough to know that I lived in the same lifespan. It is a primer on how to persevere in the liberation of oppressed people everywhere - always.

YoungJr2746 ,


I am in awe of Mandela's humble spirit amidst the trials and oppression from every aspect of life. A must read for everyone!

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