Synopses & Reviews
Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and to establish a fledgling democracy there.
Martin Meredithand#8217;s vivid portrayal of this towering leader was originally acclaimed as and#147;an exemplary work of biography: instructive, illuminating, as well as felicitously writtenand#8221; (Kirkus Reviews), providing and#147;new insights on the man and his timeand#8221; (Washington Post). Now Meredith has revisited and significantly updated his biography to incorporate a decade of additional perspective and hindsight on the man and his legacy and to examine how far his hopes for the new South Africa have been realised.
Published as South Africa celebrates 100 years since its founding and hosts the 2010 World Cup, Nelson Mandela is the most thorough and up-to-date account available of the life of its most revered hero.
The acclaimed biography by the author of The Fate of Africaand#151;now with new chapters on Mandelaand#8217;s post-presidential years
About the Author
Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including Diamonds, Gold and War; The Fate of Africa; Mugabe, and Elephant Destiny. He lives near Oxford, England.