Conversations with Myself

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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Nelson Mandela was a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative democratic elections. He was born in Transkei, South Africa, in 1918. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress. In 1964, he was convicted of crimes including sabotage committed in the struggle against apartheid. He was imprisoned for 27 years at Robben Island prison and Pollsmoor prison. During his incarceration, his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to apartheid grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as President of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the internationally bestselling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom and Conversations with Myself. Mandela died in December 2013.


"A prisoner became a free man; a liberation figure became a passionate voice for reconciliation; a party leader became a president who advanced democracy....He has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him." --from the foreword by President Barack Obama

"A literary album...Intensely moving, raw, and unmediated...Provides the fullest picture yet of Nelson Mandela...A necessary book." --Peter Godwin, The Observer (London)

"There are fascinating glimpses of the inner man, and flashes of his celebrated humor....Conversations presents a Mandela more people may feel they can emulate." --Chicago Tribune

"This book will reduce the reader to both rapture and tears....Deeply moving." --Financial Times (London)

"A truly unprecedented moment in publishing...Stunning...Nothing short of a monumental historical document." --The Daily Beast

"This book will reduce the reader to both rapture and tears." --Alec Russell, Financial Times

"Outstanding for what it offers. . . Its collection of letters and meditations, together with its thorough index and appendix, belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the nature of power and resistance." --J.M. Ledgard, The New York Times Review of Books