Hardback The prison letters of Nelson Mandela / Nelson Mandela, Sahm Venter ; foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Company,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781631491177 (hbk.) :
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 wife Winnie and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, the majority of which were previously unseen, provide the most intimate portrait of Mandela since Long Walk to Freedom. Painstakingly researched, authenticated and catalogued by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the letters have been drawn from the Foundation's archive as well as from public and private collections held by the Mandela family and South African government archives.
Original title: Correspondence.
640 pages ; 24 cm