A unique insight into the qualities, routines and disciplines of Nelson Mandela, revolutionary anti-apartheid leader and first president of a democratic South Africa (1994-99).
Revolutionary anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela devoted his life to ensuring liberation, equality and justice for the people of South Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years, his enduring faith and rise to leadership remains an inspiration to all. Here, two of his colleagues, Sello Hatang and Verne Harris, share stories from his life as they explore the challenges he faced, and the qualities, routines and disciplines that enabled him to help lead a country away from violence to peace and democracy. With excerpts from Mandela's own speeches and writing, this book is a moving reminder of Mandela's legacy and encourages every reader to find and nurture the leader within.
Created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, I Know This to Be True is an uplifting new series inspired by his legacy. Extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answer the same questions, sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom. The result is a collection brimming with messages of leadership, courage, compassion and hope. Delivered in lovely, giftable hardcovers with vivid photographic portraits throughout, these books offer encouragement and guidance to graduates, future leaders and anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world.
Royalties from sales of I Know This To Be True will support language translation and free access to the films, books and educational programmes in all countries with developing economies, or economies in transition, as defined by United Nations annual classifications.
Sello Hatang and Verne Harris, share stories from his life as they explore the challenges he faced, and the qualities, routines and disciplines that enabled him to help lead a country away from violence to peace and democracy.
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