A Prisoner in the Garden
An extraordinary visual journey documenting Nelson Mandela's twenty-seven years in prison on Robben Island, Prisoner in the Garden contains previously unpublished images, documents, and diary and letter extracts, as well as some original notes from the writing of Mandela's bestselling autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom, and other archival material that helps illustrate...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published January 5th 2006 by Studio
(first published 2005)
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A fascinating examination of papers written during the period of Mandela's imprisonment in several different prisons and how they are being used by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to educate people on that historical period in South Africa. Given the level of scrutiny of his papers by prison authorities, I think it's amazing that so much got through to other people or were kept by him.
This book had tons of pictures of the prison, and the things from Nelson Mandela's past. But my burning question about the details of his own family weren't answered but he may not have wanted that included. A really amazing man who endured so much hardship!