Browsing Category Nelson Mandela

THE SPORTING MADIBA, 50 famous photos
96pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus, hardback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
A collection of photographs of Nelson Mandela with famous sportsmen and sportswomen, including Graeme Smith, John Smit, Lucas Radebe, Bryan Habana, Francois Pienaar, Ernie Els, Natalie du Toit, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, David Beckham, and Muhammad Ali.
Angelou (M.) HIS DAY IS DONE, a Nelson Mandela tribute
43 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2014. R235
"This poem was written on behalf of the American people on the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, at the request of the U.S.Department of State."

American poet, writer, teacher and director Maya Angelou lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Barnard (R.) ed. THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO NELSON MANDELA,
317 pp., paperback, New York, 2014. R190
A collection of essays examine "how Nelson Mandela became the icon he is today and ponder the meanings and use of his internationally recognizable image." from the back cover

Essays include:
"The Antimonies of Nelson Mandela" by Philip Bonner
"'Madiba Magic': politics as enchantment" by Deborah Posel
"Mandela and Tradition" by Zolani Ngwane
"Mandela's Presidential Years: an Africanist view" by Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu
"The Visual Mandela: a pedagogy of citizenship" by Lize van Robbroeck
"Mandela's Mortality" by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe.
Boehmer (E.) NELSON MANDELA, a very short introduction
204 pp., map, illus., paperback, Oxford, 2008. R90
A biography of Nelson Mandela, published in the Very Short Introductions series.

Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature at the University of Oxford. She is the author of "Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: migrant metaphors" (1995), "Empire: the national and the postcolonial" (2002) and "Stories of Women: gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation" (2005). She has also published four novels.
Brand (C.) & Jones (B.) DOING LIFE WITH MANDELA, my prisoner, my friend
271 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R230
Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.

Christo Brand arrived on Robben Island in 1978 and became one of the prison warders responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela. He later became Mandela's warder at Pollsmoor Prison. The friendship that developed between the two men endured after Mandela's release.
Bundy (C.) NELSON MANDELA, a Jacana pocket biography
159pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R130
A "post-hagiographic life history" of Nelson Mandela, in which historian Colin Bundy seeks to "distinguish the actual, historical Mandela from a pervasive sense of Mandela". from the back cover

Colin Bundy is a former Principal of Green Templeton College, Oxford. His books include "The Rise and Fall of the South African Peasantry", "Govan Mbeki, a Jacana pocket biography" and "Short-changed? South Africa since apartheid, a Jacana pocket guide".
Callinicos (L.) THE WORLD THAT MADE MANDELA, a heritage trail
338 pp., map, 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, (2000) 2006. R525
Traces 70 places of meaning in Nelson Mandela's life. Sites include Nelson Mandela's birthplace at Mvezo; Clarkebury, the Methodist school he attended; Tyhalarha, where he was initiated into manhood; Sol Plaatje's home in Mafikeng; Dr Xuma's home in Sophiatown; Chief Albert Luthuli's house in Groutville; The Old Fort prison in Johannesburg; Freedom Square in Kliptown, where the Congress of the People approved the Freedom Charter; Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, where the ANC set up its underground headquarters; Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison; the Grand Parade in Cape Town where Nelson Mandela made his first public speeech on his release; East London City Hall, where the first hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation were held; the World Trade Centre in Johannesburg, venue for the CODESA convention; and Qunu, where he has rebuilt his family home.

Luli Callinicos is the author of the award-winning trilogy "Gold and Workers" (1981), "Working Life" (1987) and "A Place in the City" (1993), as well as a biography of Oliver Tambo.
Capstick (F.C.) BETWEEN TWO FIRES, the African saga of Margarete Trappe
182pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2011. R400
Biography of Margarette Trappe. Born in Austria she settled in German East Africa (later Tanzania) in 1907. She became the first full-time professional woman hunter in Africa and guided European aristocracy on big-game hunting expeditions.
Carlin (J.) INVICTUS, Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation
274 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, 2008 (2009). R150
Journalist John Carlin explores how Nelson Mandela set out to woo white South Afticans and used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to finally win their hearts. This book, now a film, was first published under the title "Playing the Enemy".

"The train of evetns leading up to what has been called South Africa's epiphany has long been crying our for a multilayered account and it is to John Carlin's eternal credit that he has written it. This is not so much a sporting volume as a wonderfully crafted and beautifully written work of modern political history." Matthew Syed, The Times

John Carlin spent 1989-1995 in South Africa as the Independent newspaper's correspondent.
Carlin (J.) KNOWING MANDELA,
144 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2013. R195
British journalist John Carlin's personal account of Nelson Mandela focuses on the years from 1990 to 1995 when he was South Africa bureau chief for the London Independent. Carlin is also the author of "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation", which tells the story of Mandela's role in the 1990 Rugby World Cup and formed the basis for the film "Invictus" directed by Clint Eastwood.

"Of the many foreign correspondents stationed in South Africa during the transition to democracy, John Carling, then of the London Independent, was easily the best." Richard Steyn, Financial Mial
Dick (F.) VIVA, MR MANDELA,
143 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R185
A book on Nelson Mandela's life intended for young adult readers.

Also available in Afrikaans.
du Preez (M.) THE ROUGH GUIDE TO NELSON MANDELA,
282 pp., map, illus., paperback, London, 2011. R205
An overview of the life and times of Nelson Mandela by investigative journalist Max du Preez.
Election Poster MANDELA FOR PRESIDENT,
58 cm wide x 82 cm long, (Johannesburg), 1994. OUT OF PRINT
The ANC's 1994 election poster, on board, with two holes top and bottom for hanging on poles, which do not affect the image of Neslon Mandela's face.
Hain (P.) MANDELA,
344 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2010. R275
A biography of Nelson Mandela by Peter Hain, noted anti-apartheid campaigner.

Peter Hain was born in Kenya in 1950, grew up in South Africa, and moved to Britian with his parents in 1966. He is a Labour MP and the author of fifteen books, including "Don't Play with Apartheid", "Mistaken Identity: the wrong face of the law" and "Sing the Beloved Country".
Joffe (J.) THE STATE VS. NELSON MANDELA, the trial that changed South Africa
288 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2014. R225
Reprint of Joel Joffe's account of the 1963-1964 Rivonia Trial. Ten members of the high command of Umkhonto we Sisiwe, the armed wing of the ANC, together with the already imprisoned Nelson Mandela, were charged with conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government by violent revolution. Joel Joffe was their defence attorney.

Foreword by Nelson Mandela. New foreword by Denis Goldberg.

This book was originally published in 1995 by Mayibuye Books as "The Rivonia Story".

"Everyone interested in Nelson Mandela and South Africa's transition to democracy should read this book." Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice of South Africa

`'A hard-hitting and compulsively readable account of one of the great state trials of the 20th century." Sir Sydney Kentridge, former Acting Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Kotze (E.) DIEPSEE, 'n keur uit die verhale van E.Kotze, compiled by Suzette Kotzé-Myburgh
224 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R185
A selection of E.Kotz'e short stories from the collections "Halfkrone vir die Nagmaal", "Silt van die Aarde", "Halwe Hemel", "Waterwyfie en Ander Woestynverhale" and "Die WInd Staan Oos".

Kotze is also the author of "Toring se Baai" and "Hoogty".
la Grange (Z.) GOOD MORNING, MR MANDELA,
369 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2015. R170
Zelda le Grange's account of the more than nineteen years she spent serving Nelson Mandela. In 1994 she joined President Nelson Mandela's office as a senior ministerial typist. She was promoted to one of Nelson Mandela's three private secretaries, and in 1999 he asked her to remain in his services beyond retirement. She served him until his death in 2013.

"President Nelson Mandela's choice of the young Afrikaner typist Zelda la Grange as his most trusted aide embodied his commitment to reconciliation in South Africa. She repaid his trust with loyalty and integrity. I have the highest regard for her." Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

"Intriguing, valuable, heartbreaking...She understands Mandela, quite simply, as her saviour" Mark Gevisser, Guardian

"Uplifting...charming, occassionally fainlty indiscreet, but alwats reverent" Stephen Robinson, Sunday Times
Leon (T.) OPPOSITE MANDELA, encounters with South Africa's icon
243 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R210
Tony Leon offers an insider account of how President Nelson Mandela related to his political opponents.

"In the confiding, winningly self-deprecatory style that defines Leon's authorial voice, he offers a unique personal insight into Nelson Mandela and guides us, engagingly and provocatively, through the most turbulent and exciting times in contemporary South African politics" John Carlin, author of "Playing the Enemy" and "Knowing Mandela"

"A frank, fair-minded memoir of the Mandela years by a political opponent whom Mandela himself clearly liked and respected." JM Coetzee

Tony Leon served twenty years (1989-2009) as a Member of Parliament in South Africa. For thirteen of these years (1994-2007) he was leader of the Democratic Party and Democratic Alliance, the country's official opposition party. A lawyer and attorney, he lectured in Constitutional Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and served on the Johannesburg City Council before entering Parliament. His other books are "Hope & Fear, reflections of a democrat", "On the Contrary, leading the opposition in a democratic South Africa", and "The Accidental Ambassador, from parliament to Patagonia".
Limb (P.) NELSON MANDELA, a biography
144 pp., hardback, Westport, 2008. R282
Peter Limb is Africana bibliographer and associate professor (adjunct) of history at Michigan State University.
Madikizela-Mandela (W.) 491 DAYS, prisoner number 1323/69
249 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R220
In 1969 Winnie Mandela was detained and place in solitary confinement for 491 days under the notorious Terrorism Act. This book includes the journal she wrote while in detention, as well as some of the letters written between affected parties at the time. Many of the letters are written to and by Nelson Mandela, then on Robben Island.

Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.
Magubane (P.) photo. MAN OF THE PEOPLE, a photographic tribute to Nelson Mandela
204 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2008. R300
Includes the essays, "Through the Lens of a Resilient Storyteller" by Melanie Lawrence,
"'The Goodest Man in the World'" by Raymond Louw, and
"Generosity of Spirit" by Benjamin Pogrund.

Photographer Peter Magubane began his career in 1954 with Drum magazine. He joined the Rand Daily Mail newspaper in 1966. In 1990 he was selected as Nelson Mandela's offocial photographer to chronicle South Africa's transition to democracy.
Mandela (N.) CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF,
454 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2010. R290
Foreword by Barack Obama.
Introduction by Verne Harris.

A selection of Nelson Mandela's writings and conversations, including journal extracts written while on the run, letters written while in prison, notes made in meetings, recorded conversations with friends, and extracts from the draft of an unfinihed sequel to "Long Walk to Freedom".
Mandela (N.) LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela
768 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (1994) 2012. R340
Nelson Mandela's autobiography.
Mandela (N.) NO EASY WALK TO FREEDOM,
260 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1965) 2013. R170
A reprint of the collection of Nelson Mandela's speeches, letters from underground and transcripts from his trials, first published in 1965, with a new introduction by William Gumede.

"'No Easy Walk to Freedom' remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published and its timeless revolutionary thought contains the seeds that can help us overcome our contemporary troubles." William Gumede, from his introduction
Mandela (N.) & Castro (F.) HOW FAR WE SLAVES HAVE COME, preface by Mary Alice Waters
119pp.,paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, (1991) 2016. R160
First published in the USA in 1991.

This book contains the speeches made by Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro when they met for the first time in Cuba in 1991 and spoke together at a rally.
Meyburgh (C.) dir. VIVA MADIBA, "a hero for all seasons"
95 minutes, DVD, , 2008. R130
A celebration of Nelson Mandela's life, made in the year he turned 90. Includes interviews with Desmond Tutu, Pik Botha, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Helen Suzman, Mac Maharaj, Sydney Kentridge, George Bizos, Amina Cachalia, Jessie Duarte, and Francois Pienaar.
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Commemoration Project A PRISONER IN THE GARDEN, opening Nelson Mandela's prison archive
209 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, New Edition, Johannesburg, (2005) 2013. R190
Forward by Nelson Mandela.

Introduction by John Samuel.

Nelson Mandela launched the "Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Commemoration Project" in 2004 with the aim of opening his prison archive, systematically releasing their contents into the public domain. The project was launched with an exhibition titled "466/64: A Prisoner Working in the Garden", a collaboration with the National Archive that displayed a selection of documents from the official archive, along with elements of the Prison Archive from other sources. This book builds on that exhibition.

"Anyone who has explored the world of archives will know that it is a treasure house, one that is full of surprises, crossing paths, dead ends, painful reminders and unanswered questions. Very often, the memories contained in archives diverge from the memories people carry with them. That is it's challenge. And it's fascination. Engagement with archives offers both joy and pain." Nelson Mandela, from his introduction.
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory with Umlando Wezithombe NELSON MANDELA, the authorised comic book
210 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Revised edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2012. R205
This book began as a series of eight comics distributed free in daily newspapers by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with comic publisher Umlando Wezithombe between 2005 and 2007.

The eight comics are: A Son of the Eastern Cape, Becoming A Leader, The Black Pimpernel, The Trialist, Prisoner 466/64. The Negotiator, President-In-Waiting and Mr President.

Includes a section of activities linked to the content of the comic book and designed to engage learners between Grade 4 and Grade 12.

Scriptwriting and research by Santa Buchanan and Andrew Smith. Storyboarding by Santa Buchanan and Pitshou Mampa. Illustrating by Pitshou Mampa, Pascal "Freehand" Nzoni and Sivuyile Matwa. Inking and colouring by Richie Orphan, Pascal Nzoni, Sivuyile Matwa, Jose "King" Jungo, Pitshou Mampa and Sean Abbood.
Nicol (M.) et. al MANDELA, the authorised portrait
400 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Second Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (2006) 2014. R700
A biography of Nelson Mandela.
Mac Maharaj and Ahmed Kathrada were editorial consultants.
Foreword by Kofi Annan.
Introduction by Desmond Tutu.
Includes more than sixty specially commissioned interviews conducted by Tim Couzens, Rosalind Coward and Amina Frense. Interviewees include Ahmed Kathrada, Pallo Jordan, Gillian Slovo, Tony Blair, Antjie Krog, Nadine Gordimer, Gordon Brown, Bono, Mac Maharaj, Thabo Mbeki, Verne Harris, Jakes Gerwel, Cyril Ramaphosa, Bill Clinton, and many others.
New to this edition are 28 pages of tributes from the South African and international community following Nelson Mandela's death on 5 December 2013.
Schechter (D.) MADIBA A - Z, the many faces of Nelson Mandela
225 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R195
Originally published in the USA in 2013.

A collection of "short essays around themes ranging from the most personal - bullying or forgiveness - to the least personal - negotiations - in which Mandela consciously foreswore his own personal desires and political beliefs in order to achieve the greater good by sheer force of ...compromise. Each letter in this A to Z is written as a self-contained narrative drawing on the Mandela literature, original research, reporting, interviews, press reports, and documents." from Danny Schechter's introduction

Foreword, "The Making of the Movie" by Anant Singh.

"Schechter has long earned his spurs by embracing our struggle and communicating its strengths and weaknesses from those risky times, to deepen a lifelong contribution over five decades as a committed and insightful writer, reporter, critic, and filmmaker. He's an outsider who learned to think like an insider. 'Madiba A to Z' tells the story from personal experience and goes beyond the surface with a lively sense of humor and deep caring that even we South Africans can learn from." Ronnie Kasrils

"Schechter knows Nelson Mandela's story deeply and his new book features insights and stories we haven't heard before." Jesse Jackson

Danny Schechter has produced and directed six films about Nelson Mandela, most recently the three-hour television documentary, "Inside Mandela: the making and meaning of Nelson Mandela's story".

Singh (A.) et. al. MANDELA, a film and historical companion
159 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback , First S.A.Edition, Johannesurg, 2013. R295
Published to accompany the release of the feature film, "Mandela", based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long walk to Freedom", directed by Anant Singh.

Foreword by Ahmed Kathrada.

Contributions include:
"Producing 'Mandela'" by Anant Singh
"Directing 'Mandela'" by Justin Cartwright
"Designing 'Mandela'" by production designer Johnny Breedt
"Introduction" by screenwriter William Nicholson.

Includes extracts from Nelson Mandela's autobiography and other writings, quotes from the film script, stills from the film and historical photographs.

Smith (C.) MANDELA, in celebration of a great life
472 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., harback, d.w., Fourth Edition, Cape Town, (1999) 2012. R295
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

A tribute to Nelson Mandela, with new photographs.
Smith (C.) MANDELA AND AMERICA,
142 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R299
Journalist Charlene Smith documents Nelson Mandela's relationship with the people of the United States and Canada.
Songca (R.) et al VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA, legal, social development and criminological aspects
320pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R480
The authors decribe the causes and effects of vulnerability in childhood and analyse the legal, social development, criminological and penology issues that affect vulnerable children who are in conflict with the law. Written specifically for those who work with vulnerable children in the South African justice system. The authors include former police officers, criminologists, penologists, lawyers, and experts in the area of children's rights.
Stengel (R.) MANDELA'S WAY, lessons on life
243 pp., paperback, London, 2010. R195
Preface by Nelson Mandela.

Richard Stengel is the editor of Time magazine. For nearly three years he collaborated with Nelson Mandela on his autobiography. In this book, he has distilled the countless hours of conversation he had with Nelson Mandela into fifteen essential life lessons based on Nelson Mandela's momentous life.
Thurman (C.) ed. SPORT VERSUS ART, a South African contest
231 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R190
A collection of essays that examine the often fraught relationship between sport and the arts in South African public life.

Contributions include: "From Non-racial Sport to the FIFA World Cup" by Christopher Merrett,
"Why Sport Matters" by Dan Nicol,
"Where Are the Champions? Football, funding and South Africa-in-Africa" by Lucky Sindane,
"'Us' and 'Them', dance, sport, gender and politics" by Adrienne Sichel,
"The Art of Sport" by Angus Powers, and
"Cricket, Gender and Intimations of Immortality" by Helen Moffet.
Till (C.) & Potenza (E.) curators MANDELA, character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator, statesman
125 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johanneburg, (2010). R150
Catalogue of the exhibition on the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, produced as part of his 90th birthday celebrations at the Apartheid Museum in 2008. In 2009 this exhibition was installed as the permanent exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha. It explores Nelson Mandela's life through six themes - character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and statesman. In each theme the narrative is presented through images and text supported by films, photographs and displays of original artifacts.
Till (C.) & Potenza (E.) curators NELSON MANDELA, from prisoner to president, an exhibition celebrating the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
129pp, oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), (2008). R295
Published to accompany the travelling exhibition, "Mandela - leader, comrade, negotiator, prisoner, statesman" which opened at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg in 2008. This exhibition formed part of the celebration of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.

Trapido (A.) HUNGER FOR FREEDOM, the story of food in the life of Nelson Mandela
216 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R225
"This book explores Madiba's life and his hunger for freedom in a literal and metaphorical manner. What follows is not so much a cookbook as a gastro-political history with recipes. Food has provided the backdrop and occasionally the primary cause for momentous personal and political events in Madiba's life". Anna Trapido

Contains recipes from and photographs of Madiba's family and friends.

Anna Trapido trained an an anthropologist at King's College Cambridge and completed her PhD in the Department of Community Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. She qualified as a chef at the Prue Leith Chef's Academy in Centurion and is now responsible for the Pan African cuisine programme at the Prue Leith Chef's Academy. She is co-author of "To the Banqueting House: African cuisine - an epic journey", which won the Golf Medal at the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2007.
Verwoerd (M.) comp. OUR MADIBA,
375 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R225
Stories and reflections from those who met Nelson Mandela. Includes contributions from John Carlin, Desmond Tutu, Adam Small, Ahmed Kathrada, Jakes Gerwel, Zapiro (Jonathan Shapiro), Christo Brand, Angelique Kidjo, Morné du Plessis, Shirley Naidoo, Francois Pienaar, Zelda le Grange, Melanie Verwoerd, Max du Preez, Gerry Adams, Johnny Clegg, and many others.

Melanie Verwoerd née Fourie married Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of the architect of apartheid and former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd. They both joined the African National Congress (ANC) a few years before the first democratic elections and Melanie served as a Member of Parliament for the ANC under Mandela. In 2001 Thabo Mbeki sent her as ambassador to Ireland. When her term ended she was appointed as director of UNICEF Ireland, a position she held until 2011. She is currently Executive Director of the NGO, Tremendous Hearts. She is also the author of "The Verwoerd Who Toyi-Toyied, a memoir of politics and love".
Zapiro illus. & text THE MANDELA FILES,
209 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R375
Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

A chronological record of Zapiro's (Jonathan Shapiro) cartoons of Nelson Mandela and the political changes in South Africa, from the late 1980s to the present. Also includes Zapiro's comments on his life as a cartoonist and the events and inspiration behind the cartoons.