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Will the real Nelson Mandela step forward,
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This review is from: Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (Paperback)
This book is awesome in its coverage of such a historical event. It is an important read and everybody needs to understand the horror of the regime and the humility of the man. It reads as a clear diary stepping you along his long path helping you understand the changing picture and direction. Unfortunately it is the fact that it reads as an outline of events that is it's downfall. you do not get an insight of the real man his real thoughts and emotions. In fact at times it reads a bit sanitised and subsequent history has pointed this out to be the truth. It skips some of the more difficult issues such as Winnie. Maybe when he has stepped from the limelight and his insrutability is no longer required as a force to hold his people and country together we will get a deeper picture, but then he has probably moved beyond that point years ago there. We may need to rely on others. A great man, a great story of fact, but it doesn't let you in.
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2010 19:29:00 BDT
Ms. S. L. Barry says:
This book is the most inspirational book I have ever read. He gave his life for his friends, country, race and world politics. we do not need to know the ins and outs of all his personal relationships. Let the man have at least that to himself. This is not a Cheryl Cole or Jordan Autobiography.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2013 13:55:43 BDT
Obviously Ms S.L. Barry is very naive. We are talking about an element of the ANC that necklaced innocent black people (burning tyres around their necks) so on so forth. It is irrelevant that Mandela was unfortunate enough to be married to that tyrannical woman.
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