Mandela started writing his life story while serving a 27-year prison sentence, smuggling out pages as he could. This is one of the most accessible accounts of his history and surveys his life from childhood to his inauguration as president of South Africa on May 10, 1994. It is also one of his most widely known works (a movie version starring Idris Elba has just been released). Consider suggesting as well two of his other books: Conversations with Myself (2010) and Nelson Mandela: In His Own Words (2004). Mandela: The Authorized Portrait. ed. by Mac Maharaj & Ahmad Kathrada (Andrews McMeel). Filled with photographs and facsimiles of Mandelas papers as well as reflections and thoughts offered by world leaders, activists, friends, and family, this large and glorious commemoration of Mandelas life is as much a tribute as a biography. Patrons may also enjoy Luli Callinicoss The World That Made Mandela: A Heritage Trail; 70 Sites of Significance. Tomorrow Is Another Country by Allister Sparks (Univ. of Chicago).
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Nelson Mandela on life support, court documents show
“He’s basically gone,” said Charlene Smith, an authorized biographer of the former anti-apartheid leader. “He’s not there. He’s not there.” A younger person put on mechanical ventilation life support can be weaned off the machine and recover, but that it can be difficult or impossible for an older person.
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