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This review is from: Playing the Enemy (Filmed as "Invictus"): Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made the Nation (Paperback)
Reading Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom' may be good for you but perhaps too long a walk, too many pages? If so, at least try this, a very appetising introduction to the biography of surely one of the most remarkable men ever to walk the earth. Carlin assembles the realities of apartheid, Mandela's cruel imprisonment and how he used his superior intelligence to outwit and subsequenty overcome the cruelties of his captors, followed by the hazardous deconstruction of the Boer regime in a way analogous to a phase of play in the rugby final that forms the setting for the book. How, rugby, for long associated with brutish white arrogance, was turned to advantage by Mandela and how the Broederbond embraced humanity is vividly depicted.