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Published: 01 August 2008

144 Pages | 15 b/w line illus.

4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780192803016

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Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Elleke Boehmer

Very Short Introductions

  • The essential Mandela--his life, political thought, and significance as a transnational icon.
  • Explores the effects of political myth--how different narratives of Mandela's life have arisen
  • Includes an extended analysis of the evolution of Mandela's political thought
  • Explores Mandela's personal as well as public development
  • An ideal starting point for general readers and students interested in contemporary South Africa, but also in the creation of historical icons.
  • Up-to-date interpretive and evaluative account of Mandela's life with a special concern for the political effects of his charismatic leadership
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide