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Conversations with Myself With a foreword by President Barack Obama by Nelson Mandela

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


Book details:

The Physical Object
Pagination454 Seiten
Number of Pages454
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27167957M
ISBN 100230749011
ISBN 109780230749016
OCLC/WorldCa742248961

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Conversation With Myself is a collection of Nelson Mandela's speeches, letters, conversation and some of his publications. It a continuation of his former book Long Walk to Freedom. References [ edit ]Books and speeches: "I Am Prepared to Die" .   Conversations with Myself captures the author's vast knowledge of literature, particularly Greek tragedy (Antigone) and Shakespeare. How does Mandela bridge his love for European literary lions and his desire to preserve African cultural history?/5(34). An international bestseller, Conversations With Myself is an intensely personal book that complements his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. In his foreword to Nelson Mandela’s book, President Barack Obama writes: 'Conversations With Myself does the world an extraordinary service in giving us [a] picture of Mandela the man.'. An intimate journey from Mandela's first stirrings of political consciousness to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations with Myself illuminates a heroic life forged on the front 3/5(4).

Conversations with Myself is not really the usual memoir where the narrative flows from birth to old age. It contains snippets of Mandela's life: entries from his diaries, letters, conversation excerpts, etc. The later came from recordings done by Richard Stengel who worked with Nelson Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom/5.   Conversations with Myself isn't so much a book as a literary album, containing snippets of Mandela's life, shards from diaries, calendars, letters, and also transcripts from 50 hours of recordings. Conversations with Myself is a collection of Nelson Mandela’s private archive. The book pulls from the prison letters, personal notebooks, the draft of an unfinished sequel to A Long Walk to Freedom and interviews with Richard Stengel and Ahmed Kathrada. Reading the book feels like walking through curated exhibits at a museum. An international bestseller, Conversations With Myself is an intensely personal book that complements his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. In his foreword to Nelson Mandela's book, President Barack Obama writes: 'Conversations With Myself does the world an extraordinary service in giving us [a] picture of Mandela the man.'.

BUY THE BOOK; Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on 18 July He joined the African National Congress in and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after before being arrested in August In November he was sentenced to five years in prison and started serving his. Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela is far from a conventional biography. Actually one could make the case its not a biography at all, but rather a collection of writings and interviews that give one an admittedly pretty good view of Nelson Mandela’s mindset both as a fighter for a multi-ethnic South Africa, political prisoner, and towards the end of the book the respected president of South Africa/5().   Conversations with Myself is a very personal book--a book of private thoughts and lessons learned; but, as we have come to expect from the great man, the sense of hope and gentle wisdom that shines from these letters and diaries make this a book for everyone--a chance to share Mandela's recollections of a long life, fully : Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama. The information about Conversations with Myself shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.