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Nelson Mandela : a very short introduction

Author: Elleke Boehmer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As well as being a remarkable statesman, Nelson Mandela has become a universal symbol of justice, a secular saint. Elleke Boehmer examines not only the great anti-apartheid leader's life, but also the ways in which images and representations have been used to create the Mandela we know today - an internationally recognized icon of freedom. - ;As well as being a remarkable statesman and one of the world's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Boehmer, Elleke, 1961-
Nelson Mandela.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008297965
(OCoLC)51001051
Named Person: Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela; Nelson Mandela
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elleke Boehmer
ISBN: 9780191539244 0191539244
OCLC Number: 265700514
Description: 1 online resource (204 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: 1. Mandela - Story and symbol ; 2. Scripting a Life - The early years ; 3. Growth of a National Icon - Later years ; 4. Influences and Interactions ; 5. Sophiatown Sophisticate ; 6. Masculine Performer ; 7. Spectres in the Prison Garden ; 8. Mandela's futures - The ethical legacy ; Further Reading ; References
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Elleke Boehmer.
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As well as being a remarkable statesman, Nelson Mandela has become a universal symbol of justice, a secular saint. Elleke Boehmer examines not only the great anti-apartheid leader's life, but also  Read more...

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