The Meaning of Mandela
by Xolela Mangcu
Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council 2004
Number of pages: 64
This lively, engaging and witty collection of lectures brings together the renowned African and African-American scholars to reflect on the public meaning of the iconic Nelson Mandela. Any one of these authors would have been a pleasure to read in his own right, but to have all three of them enjoined in this common intellectual effort is an enlightening experience.
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