The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

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Product Number: C05051
Released: Jul 16, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501981234
Narrator/s: Atandwa Kani
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An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, Mandela wrote hundreds of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and most memorably to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, a majority of which were previously unseen, provide the most intimate portrait of Mandela since Long Walk to Freedom. Whether writing about the death of his son Thembi after a request to attend the funeral was ignored, providing unwavering support to his also-imprisoned wife, or outlining a human-rights philosophy that resonates today, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela reveals the heroism of a man who refused to compromise his moral values in the face of extraordinary human punishment. Ultimately, they position Mandela, along with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., among the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century.

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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela
Product Number: BX00067298
Product Number:C05051
Product Number:Z13785

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Author(s): Nelson Mandela
Narrator(s): Atandwa Kani
Product Number Z13785
Released: Jul 17, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501981319
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Author(s): Nelson Mandela
Narrator(s): Atandwa Kani
Product Number MP0874
Released: Jul 24, 2018
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ISBN: #9781980008156

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"Atandwa Kani's portrayal of Nelson Mandela is so engrossing that listeners will be completely absorbed. This audiobook is composed of letters that Mandela wrote while imprisoned for decades for protesting against the government of South Africa and its system of Apartheid. The letters are in chronological order. Many were never delivered and are presented publicly here for the first time. Kani's performance embraces Mandela's moral authority, compassion, and intellect, capturing perfectly how Mandela negotiated time. University books are requested but take years to obtain. Grief over family tragedy, love expressed as his children grow, longing for his wife, and protest over prison rules are all expressed powerfully. Throughout, Kani projects Mandela's voice as a standard of dignity and righteousness. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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