nelson mandela

NelsonMandela is famous for his journey to freedom after serving 27 yearsin prison, and later becoming the president of South Africa. Despitehis royal upbringing, he catapulted into national prominence andsuccessfully changed the course of history to end apartheid in SouthAfrica. Nelson Mandela fought racialism fearlessly and ultimately, heassisted in creating a new South Africa, where prejudice, danger andcruelty was no more. This reasons make him a symbol for freedomworldwide.


Mandela,Nelson. Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life: His Speeches andWritings Brought Together with Historical Documents and Accounts ofMandela in Prison by Fellow-Prisoners. Bombay: Popular Prakashan,(1990): 1-19. Print.

Thisbook deals specifically with the Nelson Mandela`s freedom struggleagainst apartheid in South Africa. The books seek to exemplify hiswritings and speeches, as well as his account while in prison asgiven by fellow prisoners. Nelson Mandela is described as fearlessand passionate in his fight against racialism. He understood theneeds and experiences of South African black people. The authorprovides examples that demonstrate racial oppression, such assegregated schools and universities. Additionally, the authorprovides the excerpts of letters and press statement issued byMandela regarding his political works. Specifically, the authorstates that the government interpreted the peaceful anti-apartheidmovement as weakness. Moreover, the author states that it was onlyafter the Nationalist government rejected to answer the peacefuldemands of the blacks` peoples’ rights and freedom, which themovement decided not to tolerate the use of force, repulsion andviolence by the government. The author concludes with Mandela’srelease and the apartheid end regime in the nation. This book isdrawn from various historical sources and is thus accessible it isrelevant and confirms about Nelson Mandela journey to freedom fromvarious other sources.

Sonneborn,Liz. The End of Apartheid in South Africa. New York: Chelsea House,2010. Print.

Thisbook by Sonneborn demonstrates how apartheid in South Africa came toan end. The author of this book specifically points out how the blackpopulation, also the majority faced everyday discrimination from theSouth African government policies. Moreover, the author points outshow ANC strongly opposed apartheid and the horrendous treatment blackAfricans faced in their everyday lives. On the other hand, thisextensive book shows how the anti-apartheid movement, grew over timeand the transition period from apartheid to independence. This bookis relevant and shows to the reader how Mandela was silenced,convicted as well as sentenced to life imprisonment.

Kalungu-Banda,Martin. Leading Like Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela.Cape Town: DoubleStorey Books, (2006): 119-122 Print.

Inhis book, Kalungu-Banda demonstrates some leadership traits andlesson from this famous man Nelson Mandela. The author acknowledgedsome great leadership traits such as having a deep-seated respectfor human beings as one of the lesson people can learn from NelsonMandela. Additionally, the author also explores the courage inleadership and humility as a virtue possessed by great leaders, andalso a way to strengthen their bond with the citizens. This book isrelevant, and it shows some leadership skills that Nelson Mandelapassed that helped him in his long fight against apartheid in SouthAfrica.

Crompton,Samuel W. Nelson Mandela: Ending Apartheid in South Africa. New York:Infobase Pub, (2006): 1-10 Print.

Thisbook deals more specifically with how apartheid in South Africa cameto an end. Unlike other sources, this book attempts to relate NelsonMandela with Martin Luther King in his struggle for freedom. Theauthor has also explored human rights in south Africa, and how theblack could not enjoy any voting rights, run a business and compelledto carry passes each time they undertook any business out of theirlocal regions. Perhaps the most important thing in this book is howNelson Mandela became the first leader of the movement that wasagainst apartheid. The movement that Mandela formed together withothers was started in 1952. Moreover, the author highlights howinitially the movement had remained nonviolence until the governmentcrushed their efforts by using extensive military and police force.This book is relevant and exemplify how apartheid in South Africacame to an end.

Hollingsworth,Tamara. Nelson Mandela: Leading the Way. , (2013): 12 Print.

Thisbook by Hollingsworth illustrates how Nelson Mandela confrontedapartheid. The author points out how he started this fight forfreedom after he saw how the black South Africans were unfairlytreated, with rules keeping them out of movie theaters and parks.Most importantly, this book states that Mandela felt that he neededto change the laws. In fact, he wanted to become a lawyer. Thissource is relevant and demonstrates how Nelson Mandela led the way inhelping create a new world without prejudice and cruelty in SouthAfrica. This book is appropriate and exemplifies how apartheid inSouth Africa came to an end.


Crompton,Samuel W. Nelson Mandela: EndingApartheid in South Africa.New York: Infobase Pub, 2006. Print.

Hollingsworth,Tamara. NelsonMandela: Leading the Way., 2013. Print.

Kalungu-Banda,Martin. LeadingLike Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela.Cape Town: DoubleStorey Books, 2006. Print.

Mandela,Nelson. NelsonMandela: The Struggle Is My Life: His Speeches and Writings BroughtTogether with Historical Documents and Accounts of Mandela in Prisonby Fellow-Prisoners.Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1990. Print.

Sonneborn,Liz. The End of Apartheid in South Africa. New York: Chelsea House,2010. Print.