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Author Boehmer, Elleke, 1961-

Title Nelson Mandela : a very short introduction / Elleke Boehmer
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (204 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Contents Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of illustrations; Map of South Africa during apartheid; 1 Mandela: story and symbol; 2 Scripting a life: the early years; 3 Growth of a national icon: later years; 4 Influences and interactions; 5 Sophiatown sophisticate; 6 Masculine performer; 7 Spectres in the prison garden; 8 Mandela's ethical legacy; Further reading; Chronology; Index
Summary As well as being a remarkable statesman, Nelson Mandela has become a universal symbol of justice, a secular saint. Elleke Boehmer examines not only the great anti-apartheid leader's life, but also the ways in which images and representations have been used to create the Mandela we know today - an internationally recognized icon of freedom. - ;As well as being a remarkable statesman and one of the world's longest-detained political prisoners, Nelson Mandela has become an exemplary figure of non-racialism and democracy, a moral giant. Once a man with an unknown face, he became after his 1994 rel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-189) and index
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Subject Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013.
Presidents -- South Africa -- Biography.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008297965
ISBN 0191539244 (electronic bk.)
9780191539244 (electronic bk.)