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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
This book is brilliant!!! It explains why Nelson Mandela is such an inspiration for the human race, and it does it in a factual, honest way that includes the bigger perspective, in other words, its not a personal account of Nelson's life, rather, its a personal account of the merging of Nelson's life and South Africa's life. It is BRILLIANT!!!
Danson: The Extraordinary Discovery of an Autistic Child's Innermost Thoughts and Feelings
Michele Pierce Burns
Danson Mandela Wambua
St. Lynn's Press
Danson's classmate reviews "DANSON"
Danson & David are classmates & friends. David is 9 yrs old, & Autistic. He uses letter boards, word processors and PCs to type his thoughts and to communicate. He has some words although is working hard to regain his words. Over the weekend we found David in our office with the door closed reading Danson's book. This is David's unedited review of "Danson". David S. 4/6/09 FC w/Lisa Hello ...
Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Penguin Press HC, The
A miracle for Mandela and Rugby
First of all I am an American, so no genes give me empathy for rugby. I was drawn to the original book by Mr. Carlin due to the movie Invictus. What I got was a wonderful expanse of what has made South Africa the miracle of the 20th century. With an awful experiment of apartheid and dispicable Boers behavior comes the saintly Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison for organizing direct ...
As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade
Great Political Analysis and Lots of Laughs!
Mark Thomas is a very funny, and super sardonic comedian. As an analyst of contemporary politics and world affairs, he is hard-hitting, acerbic, and joyously goofy as well. I saw him do a 45 minute comic analysis of the "War on Terror" last fall at the Kings Head in North London that was brilliantly funny and at the same time, decidedly good political analysis. Mark has had a number of ...
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
W. W. Norton & Company
Rating the CDs
We've given the audio book and the book as gifts to a number of people, and they've raved about it. I haven't heard every one of the readings but the ones I've listened to are superbly done. Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), which produced the three CD audio book, assembled a distinguished cast that included (among many others)Desmond Tutu, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Samuel Jackson, ...
Mayibuye Books,South Africa
Freedom struggle against apartheid -- Mandela's own words!
What a wonderful experience-- reading and studying speeches and documents prepared by Nelson Mandela during five decades of struggle against the apartheid regime in South Africa! Here are key documents of the African National Congress, including the Freedom Charter that became the central document of the mass movement that brought down apartheid. Also Mandela's speeches at different stages of the ...
Long Walk to Freedom
Best Autobiography I've read
Not only a great historical fount of information, but a surprising look at Mandela the human being. Couple this with the fact that it is such a page turner that it is agonizing to walk away from and you've got the best book I've read in years.
Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Simply stated-"A Must Read!!!"
A powerfully moving account of the impact of perhaps one of the most incredibly haumane and politically gifted individuals of all time, Nelson Mandella. (In reading this one cannot help but think of Ghandi.) The story of the transformation of South Africa, as put forth by this gifted author, John Carlin, is mesmerizing. Hard to put down. We are introduced to an array of individuals, on both ...
Spiked sizzles even more than Sizzle
C.J. Beck impressed me with Sizzle but Spiked has really bowled me over. If you enjoy a good old-fashioned thriller you'll love this one. It was worth waiting for.
A remarkable book by a remarkable man
Memoirs allows us to enter into the life of Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, a very humble yet very real hero, whose steadfast adherence to the highest ideals helped alter the future of a nation. Ahmed Kathrada played a pivotal role in ending apartheid, helping his country choose a path of reconciliation instead of revenge, and building a new democracy. This book offers snapshots of his unusual ...
Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography
Little, Brown and Company
Mandela: a portrait of integrity
This book recounts the life of Nelson Mandela beginning in childhood up to the present age. It is written by Mandela himself - it's honest, straightforward style seems to be an honest attempt by Mandela to portray himself objectively, avoiding the tendency to be self-serving. A fascinating book. It begins with Mandela in his young childhood living in a pre-industrial society of native ...
Lor Mandela - Destruction From Twins
TheEbookSale Publishing, 2010
Don't Miss this Entertaining Must Read Fantasy!
Lor Mandela - Destruction From Twins by L. Carroll captured my interest even before I opened the book. The front cover features a beautiful young woman with piercing blue eyes and a rupturing planet. The back cover text describes a dying alien world, a prophetic riddle, and a "Child of Balance" who may or may not be a teenager from Earth. Immediately, I sensed I was holding an epic, entertaining ...
Qué lejos hemos llegado los esclavos : Sudáfrica y Cuba en el mundo de hoy
Pathfinder Press (NY)
¡Discursos magníficos de dirigentes revolucionarios!
Aquí hay dos discursos magníficos por destacados dirigentes revolucionarios: Nelson Mandela de Sudáfrica y Fidel Castro de Cuba, en ocasión de la visita de Mandela a Cuba en 1991. Mandela acaba de haber salido de la cárcel en Sudáfrica, después de cumplir 28 años de una condena perpetua por su lucha contra el sistema racista del apartheid. Su visita a Cuba tuvo una importancia especial, dado ...
Public Affairs, 2010
Mandela: A Biography - Martin Meredith (Public Affairs)
With all the attention bestowed upon South Africa in recent weeks due to the global audience for the World Cup, we thought it to be a good time to spotlight the recent and very comprehensive updated reissue of Martin Meredith's "Mandela: A Biography." Despite an unusually large number of books chronicling the life and struggle of the African continent's most famous 20th Century leader ...
Terms and Conditions
Although I have written this book as a work of fiction, 95% of the events that transpire in this novel are factual. I have changed the names of the organisations and people involved to avoid legal action and government harassment. It is however fairly simple to draw conclusions as to the true identity of these organisations. This is a deliberate ploy on my side to expose the very real ...
Much Bigger than Grownups: Chronicles of a Native South African
Shelley, Wood Gauld
A beautiful and significant memoir
I was entranced by this book. I began reading it to relive my own experiences of growing up on the Natal South Coast in the 1960s. The author's descriptions took me right back: the beaches, the climate, the vegetation, the culture, and even the coastal train are all described with affectionate precision. Her reference to amathungulu berries as `martin-gulus' gave me a `shock of recognition' at ...
Favorite African Folktales
W. W. Norton & Company
Great stories for your grandchildren and students
These stories are folk tales edited by Nelson Mendela who compiled these for his grandchildren. I used this book for plays and readings when teaching in Namibia. The tenth thru twelveth gradel class loved these stories and it helped them to enjoy Animal Farm. Fellow Fulbrighters' children also expressed an interest, so I provided them with chapters from the book. I also e-mailed them to my ...
Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
This is an excellent portrait of a man who stood up for his beliefs, despite the heavy personal cost!
Roilihlahla was born in South Africa during a time when it was "ruled by white people only." His father, a Thembu chief, unknowingly gave him a name in Xhosa which meant "troublemaker." It was if it were a prophetic name, but he never could have known the troubles and triumphs that lay in front of this small happy child. When his father died when he was nine-years-old he went to live with his ...
One Step Behind Mandela: The Story of Rory Steyn, Nelson Mandela's Chief Bodyguard
New Holland Books
One Step Behind Mandela
An excellent book! This book was very well written and contained in depth information about executive and personal protection that few people have the intimate knowledge to find out about. I was especially drawn to the special relationship that formed between Mr. Steyn & his protectee, President Nelson Mandela. This book also contained some very humerous passages, such as the incident where the ...
Witness To AIDS (Autobiography)
I. B. Tauris
A Witness To AIDS In Africa
In WITNESS TO AIDS, Edwin Cameron, a white South African judge discusses the AIDS pandemic in that nation and the world from both the political and the personal for he is a gay man living with AIDS-- and a very brave and compassionate one. Cameron understands totally that he is a lucky man because of the color of his skin and his relatively affluent position. He is able to afford the drugs that ...
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