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.
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"Narrator Michael Boatman has a gentle but insistent voice that suggests a certain grace and is well suited for the memoir of this worldwide symbol of persistence and justice. Boatman’s authentic pronunciation of South African tribes and other words also lends great credibility to his reading. He narrates at an unhurried pace and lingers on certain words throughout the book in order to let us inhale Mandela’s meanings." (AudioFile)
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He did such a great job. I actually thought he was South African
I wish but it was too long to do that
Everyone, especially Africans should read this book to understand the evils of intolerance as we all move forward in life. We should preach the word that to deny another human being equal rights just because we do like or understand them is pure evilness at its height. The Nazi’s intolerance towards Jews, The Africana’s intolerance towards Africans, the so called Christians intolerance towards gays and so on and so forth. A great book from a great man and leader in the struggle for equality for ALL South Africans.
Stunning sacrifices and remarkable wisdom. There is no soul on earth that won't benefit deeply from reading/listening to this ever-inspiring journey recording the plight of South Africa and our world. 🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿✊🏾
After postponing this read/ listen for so long, I realise I should have done so years ago. It is a must read/listen to every single South African. I'm filled with emotion and hope for the future. The reader does an excellent job pronouncing most names except perhaps the Afrikaans ones :)
I loved listening to this book. Michael Boatman did a WONDERFUL job narrating the book. I often times felt I was there and could vividly imagine the scene and feel the emotions surrounding the situations. Listen to this book today!!!
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What an incredible story of commitment to a noble cause and persistence to transform a dream into reality.
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