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The Struggle is My Life

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Nelson Mandela's speeches and political writings from his days as a leader of the African National Congress Youth League in 1944 until his release from prison in 1990.
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Published December 31st 1990 by Pathfinder Press (NY) (first published 1978)
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Jim
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“Those who prefer abstractions or empty phrases, or fanciful—supposedly political—ideas, would do best to avoid this book, because Nelson Mandela is not a Quixotic fighter of windmills and imaginary monsters but a man who is fighting the bitter reality of the apartheid monster that is destroying the essence of his own beloved people, in the same way that colonialism is destroying the essence of my own people. In this book we meet an idealist with his feet firmly planted in the earth.”—Rafael Can
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Jen
Too much information for my brain to handle. Really good, just, hard for me to follow...

I am sure someone with law background would love the detailed speeches and letters.
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This book was published more than a decade before Madiba was released and it is a collection of his speeches.
For many of us it was the only source of information to gain some insight into the character of this man whom we didn't know. We didn't know if he was ever going to be released; if he'd come out blood-thirsty screaming for revenge; if he'd be politically active or even compos mentis.
Getting this book in South Africa was nay impossible; getting caught with it was a sure stay behind bars.
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, who held office from 1994–99.

Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of the African National Congress's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe. The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes com
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