Written as a tribute to her father, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Makaziwe Mandela provides one of the most intimate portraits to date, revealing the man behind the anti-apartheid movement that changed the world.
Named one of Time
magazine's most important people of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela continues to be a symbol of equality and justice around the world. Chapters chronicle Mandela's childhood growing up in a rural tribal village, time in Johannesburg as leader of the African National Congress, family relationships, imprisonment and release, and role as president and philanthropist, all punctuated with personal stories and anecdotes as written by his daughter. Included are never-before-seen family photographs, personal letters, and a collection of charcoal drawings and watercolor paintings by Mandela, along with poetry by South African poet and anti-apartheid activist Mazisi Kunene. Mandela: In Honor of an Extraordinary Life
allows readers the opportunity to delve into the life of the man whose legacy continues to galvanize so many, all told through the personal lens of his daughter.