274 pp., illus., paperback., Reprint, Oxford, (2006) 2008.
This biography provides insight into the shaping of Nelson's Mandela's personality and public persona, examines the sources of his almost mythic appeal and the extent to which he self-consciously created the status of political hero he enjoys.
Tom Lodge was a member of the Department of Political Studies at the University of Witwatersrand between 1978 and 2005. He is now Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Limerick University in Ireland. He is the author of five other books on South African politics.