Nelson Mandela 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 Foreword by President Barack ObamaNelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age Now, after a lifetime of recording thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers unprecedented insight into his remarkable autobiography.From letters written in the darkest hours of his twenty seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, Conversations with Myself gives readers access to the private man behind the public figure Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or transcribing troubled dreams on the desk calendar in his prison cell on Robben Island writing journals while on the run during the anti apartheid struggle in the early 1960s, and conversing with friends in almost seventy hours of recorded conversations Here he is neither icon nor saint.An intimate journey from the first stirrings of political consciousness to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations with Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice direct, clear, private....
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Conversations with Myself Reviews
Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela is far from a conventional biography. Actually one could make the case its not a biography at all, but rather a collection of writings and interviews that give one an admittedly pretty good view of Nelson Mandela’s mindset both as a fighter for a multi-ethnic South Africa, political prisoner, and towards the end of the book the respected president of South Africa.
This is a truly important book. Mandela is as one would expect, honest and thoroughly admirable in every way. This is deeply significant recent history and a man with real vision and decency, which lord knows we could use a great deal more of today. The only reason I haven't marked this 5 star is because the writing is not terrific. However, what he has to say, his descriptions and explanations of what he and South Africa went through are so vital and true and nuanced, that this is a must read book.
This book is beautiful. It was the picture that caught my initial attention over all the other books by or about Mandela. The detail of the close-up picture of a smiling Mandela, with a face full of beauty and wisdom is breathtaking. Of course I'm reading it, but it is definitely of table-top quality. And it is a large book, bigger than I thought. The content, his conversations and words of wisdom so inspiring. I'm glad I bought this book. I've actually bought another one as a gift for a friend. She absolutely loves it!
Purchased this book for a dear friend. So glad to see that President Obama wrote the introduction. She loves the book. On her recommendation, I am purchasing a copy for myself, being that I am a Nelson Mandela fan.
Nelson Mandela's Conversations with Myself takes the reader through the meanders in the life of a man widely acclaimed as the world's longest-serving prisoner. The story of Mandela's twenty-seven-year incarceration on Robben Island, Pollsmoor and Victor Verster prisons has become the creation myth of the Rainbow Nation. In 454 pages, the author retraces his life from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of power in South Africa.Conversations with Myself tells the story of a living legend; it chronicles the life of a man who lived by his own ideals. The book does not immortalize the man, Mandela; rather it portrays him as an epic hero. Countless books have been written and will continue to be written about this memorable man but this one towers them all on account of the intimacies and intricacies it contains. Written in conversational style, the book is an easy read. It is devoid of verbal sophistry. A must read!
Not as stimulating as I thought it would be.
It was my first time reading about Mandela, getting to understand the man behind the legend we already know. Really liked it.