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Mandela: a life in books

There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man.

Mandela’s presidential years to get book treatment

A planned sequel to Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, will unpack the years when he was the president of South Africa. Mandela began the book in 1998 but was unable to complete it. Now a group of former senior advisers will finish the task for him.

Memories of Mandela

When Nelson Mandela died in December 2013, the world was plunged into mourning. It also prompted an outpouring of recollections. He had been generous with his time, meeting supporters and making friends around the world. On his death, many of those spoke of their time with Madiba with affection and reverence.

Mandela: Champion of public health

Health goes hand-in-hand with a quality life. Nelson Mandela was one of the most outspoken visionaries when it came to the health and wellness of the world's citizens. Today, his legacy lives on in the foundation named for him, and the hospital being built in his honour.

On this day 50 years ago: Mandela arrives at Robben Island

Fifty years ago Nelson Mandela began serving a life sentence for sabotage and treason on Robben Island. His time in prison, he said, "matured me", taking him from radical activist, to stately leader.

'Mandela magic' at South Africa's box office

‘Mandela magic’ at South Africa’s box office

Following on its record opening day last Thursday, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom emerged as the highest-grossing film in South Africa this past weekend, outperforming some of the biggest studio films of the year.
US audience award for Mandela movie

#MandelaLWTF: join the conversation

With Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom now on in cinemas across South Africa and the United States, people have been urged to see the movie and join in the conversation on taking Nelson Mandela's legacy forward using the hashtag #MandelaLWTF.

Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the raid on Liliesleaf Farm – the day that South African police swooped on the hideout of key members of the African National Congress's struggle against apartheid.
From Liliesleaf to Robben Island


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