Nelson Mandela disappeared at age 44, into prison. For the next quarter of a century, he became a mystery man, the missing leader. And when he finally emerged victorious in 1990, there was a pent-up demand to hear from him.
Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, having worked tirelessly – and faced prison to help bring about his dream of ending apartheid. He has bestowed his entire extant personal papers, which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.
Conversations with Myself draws on Mandela’s personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique access to the private world of an incomparable world leader. Journals kept on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle of the early 1960s; diaries and draft letters written in Robben Island and other South African prisons during his twenty-seven years of incarceration; notebooks from the post-apartheid transition; private recorded conversations; speeches and correspondence written during his presidency – a historic collection of documents archived at the Nelson Mandela Foundation is brought together into a sweeping narrative of great immediacy and stunning power.
Although many books have been written about the life of Mandela, Conversations with Myself offers a more intimate look at the iconic former South African president.
This book gives unique access into the private thoughts of this world leader throughout his remarkable life; creating a read that is not only compelling and fascinating but utterly inspiring for anybody longing to achieve their dreams and make a difference.