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The Resource The prison letters of Nelson Mandela, edited by Sahm Venter ; foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela

The prison letters of Nelson Mandela, edited by Sahm Venter ; foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela

Label
The prison letters of Nelson Mandela
Title
The prison letters of Nelson Mandela
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sahm Venter ; foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, the future leader of South Africa wrote a multitude of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, many of which have never been published, provide exceptional insight into how Mandela maintained his inner spirits while living in almost complete isolation, and how he engaged with an outside world that became increasingly outraged by his plight. Organized chronologically and divided by the four venues in which he was held as a sentenced prisoner, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela begins in Pretoria Local Prison, where Mandela was held following his 1962 trial..."--
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Assigning source
Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GIP
Dewey number
  • 968.07/1092
  • 968.065 MAN
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DT1974
  • DT1974
LC item number
  • .M3465 2018
  • .A4 2018
Literary form
letters
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
The prison letters of Nelson Mandela, edited by Sahm Venter ; foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pretoria Local Prison, November 1962-May 1963 -- Robben Island Maximum Security Prison, May 1963-June 1963 -- Robben Island Maximum Security Prison, June 1964-March 1982 -- Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison, March 1982-August 1988 -- Tygerberg Hospital & Constantiaberg MediClinic, August-December 1988 -- Victor Verster Prison, December 1988-February 1990
Control code
on1041572426
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 620 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631491177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631491177
  • (OCoLC)1041572426
Label
The prison letters of Nelson Mandela, edited by Sahm Venter ; foreword by Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pretoria Local Prison, November 1962-May 1963 -- Robben Island Maximum Security Prison, May 1963-June 1963 -- Robben Island Maximum Security Prison, June 1964-March 1982 -- Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison, March 1982-August 1988 -- Tygerberg Hospital & Constantiaberg MediClinic, August-December 1988 -- Victor Verster Prison, December 1988-February 1990
Control code
on1041572426
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 620 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631491177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631491177
  • (OCoLC)1041572426

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