Higher than hope : the authorized biography of Nelson Mandela / Fatima Meer.

By: Meer, FatimaMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1990]Edition: 1st U.S. edDescription: xix, 426 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0060161469; 9780060161460Subject(s): Mandela, Nelson, 1918- | Civil rights workers -- South Africa -- Biography | African National Congress -- Biography | Political prisoners -- South Africa -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Higher than hope.DDC classification: 324.268/083/092 | B LOC classification: DT1949.M35 | M44 1990Summary: A biography of the former South African political prisoner. . .
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Reprint. Originally published: London : H. Hamilton, 1988.

A biography of the former South African political prisoner. . .

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The story of Nelson Mandela's life and struggles is one of the most important accounts for those who wish to understand South Africa today. Meer's "authorized biography," complementing Mary Benson's Nelson Mandela: The Man and the Movement (CH, Oct'86), is an excellent place to start. Meer, a sociologist, has strong credentials for this examination of Mandela. She and her husband were close assoicates of his in the 1940s and '50s in the struggle against Apartheid. The book contains quotes from interviews with Mandela's family and assoicates, and from his many letters, providing fine insights to the mind of this remarkable leader. In 1989 the political climate changed, and Meer was allowed to submit some of the chapters to Mandela for clarification and suggestions. Yet readers must await his promised autobiography for more personal insights. Meer tells us of his ancestors, youth, family, political activity, and imprisonment within a brief but adequate context of South African history. Her book should be a priority purchase for every public, community college, and undergraduate library. -J. J. Grotpeter, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

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