Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela

The autobiography of global human rights icon Nelson Mandela is "riveting...both a brilliant description of a diabolical system and a testament to the power of the spirit to transcend it" (Washington Post).

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

  • Little, Brown and Company; March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780759521049
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  • Title: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

In The Press

"Irresistible...One of the few political autobiographies that's also a page-turner."—Los Angeles Times Book Review