World icon, anti-apartheid activist, leader. Nelson Mandela’s life has been like no other and his own epic journey was recorded in the autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. That story has taken on another life in the movie Mandela.
This film and historical companion takes readers through many key points in Mandela’s life, from his upbringing in the Eastern Cape to his arrival in Johannesburg to the many and varied journeys that he undertook while he and his fellow activists fought against the apartheid regime.
Mandela captures the story of this extraordinary man who, throughout everything that has happened in his life, has remained constant and focused with an undying need to see a better life for all the citizens of his country.
The book features images from the movie as well as original photographs of Nelson Mandela and the many characters who have played significant roles in his life. There are also quotes from the autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, snippets of his story and quotes from the central characters in his life’s journey.
Mandela also contains a Prologue by Anant Singh, who produced the movie, an insightful Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada and an interesting Introduction by British screenwriter, William Nicholson.
The film MANDELA releases on 28 November 2013 in South Africa and is riveting viewing.