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In his own words

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of speeches by the South African leader includes pieces that marked such moments in his life as his imprisonment and release, his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, and his election as South Africa's first black president.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Mandela
ISBN: 0316110191 9780316110198
OCLC Number: 70905950
Description: xlii, 558 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Kofi A. Annan --
Foreword / William J. Clinton --
Introduction / Kader Asmal, David Chidester and Wilmot James --
Nelson Mandela : a life / Adrian Hadland --
Prometheus unbound / Fintan O'Toole --
1. Struggle --
A spirit of liberation / Wilmot James --
Full democratic rights --
No easy walk to freedom --
Posterity will prove that I was innocent --
I am prepared to die --
We shall crush apartheid --
I will return --
2. Freedom --
Freedom in our lifetime / Albie Sachs --
Release from prison --
Election as president --
Before inauguration as president --
Inauguration as president --
Freedom Day 1995 --
Freedom Day 1996 --
Freedom Day 1997 --
Freedom Day 1998 --
Freedom Day 1999 --
3. Reconciliation --
Negotiating reconciliation / F. Van Zyl Slabbert --
A new era of hope --
Negotiations --
Negotiations and armed struggle --
Codesa --
ANC and the National Party --
ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party --
Patriotic front --
Transition --
Multi-party negotiations --
Commissioning the TRC --
Receiving the report of the TRC --
Reconciliation day --
4. Nation building --
Integrity and integration / G. J. Gerwel --
South Africans, Africans, and citizens of the world --
Serious work --
Healing and building --
New patriotism --
Building together --
Building the country of our dreams --
The long walk continues --
5. Development --
Rising together / Cyril Ramaphosa --
Masakhane --
Joining hands --
Turning the tide of poverty --
Social development --
Homes for the homeless --
The world in Soweto --
Rural anti-poverty programme --
A road for development --
Business --
Labour --
Business and labour --
Conservation --
Oceans --
Planet and humanity --
6. Education --
Opening the doors of learning / Mamphela Ramphele --
Education crisis --
Spirit of 16 June --
Youth Day --
Joint education trust --
Presidential school project --
National campaign for learning and teaching --
Education awards --
The rock of our future --
Leaders of tomorrow --
Universities --
Fort Hare --
University transformation --
African and Afrikaans --
Education for a winning nation --
Custodians of tradition, agents of renewal --
7. Culture --
Homecoming / Miriam Makeba --
Arts of understanding / Bill Cosby --
The efficacy of culture --
Our music, dance, and poetry --
One city, many cultures --
The heritage of Robben Island --
The 1820 settlers monument --
Sporting excellence --
Africa's champions --
Free press --
8. Religion --
Religious freedom / Desmond Tutu --
Religious diversity --
Religious heritage --
Methodist Christians --
Ethiopian Christians --
Zionist Christians --
Muslim peace --
Muslim renewal --
Hindu light --
Mahatma Gandhi --
Jewish tradition and justice --
World religions --
9. Health --
Health for all / Olive Shisana --
Health and human rights --
Public health --
Community health --
A clinic for nobody --
For the health of all --
Kick polio out of Africa --
The gift of hearing --
AIDS: for whom the bell tolls --
AIDS: a task for us all --
AIDS: shared rights, shared responsibilities --
AIDS: a new struggle --
AIDS: breaking the silence --
AIDS: from rhetoric to action --
AIDS: confronting the crisis --
10. Children --
Tangible care / Graca Machel --
A fabric of care --
International Children's Day --
A society's soul --
The quest for a better future --
A new alliance --
Consensus for children --
SOS Children's Village --
Programme of action for children --
Global partnership for children --
11. Heroes --
A self-effacing hero / Ahmed Kathrada --
Steve Biko --
Ruth First --
Bram Fischer --
Chris Hani (1) --
Chris Hani (2) --
Helen Joseph --
Trevor Huddleston --
Walter Sisulu --
Joe Slovo --
Oliver Tambo --
Desmond Tutu --
12. Peace --
Promoting peace and practising diplomacy / James A. Joseph --
Nobel Peace Prize --
United Nations 1993 --
United Nations 1994 --
United Nations 1995 --
United Nations 1998 --
African unity --
African peace --
Solidarity of peace-loving nations.
Responsibility: Nelson Mandela, foreword by President Bill Clinton, foreword by Kofi Annan.

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A collection of speeches by the South African leader includes pieces that marked such moments in his life as his imprisonment and release, his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, and his election as South Africa's first black president.

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