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 mandelas life have arisen includes an extended analysis of the evolution of mandelas political thought. The book nelson mandela a very short introduction the author elleke boehmer professor of world literature in english at the university of oxford the subject a biography of nelson mandela looking at the different roles he fulfilled throughout his life why i chose it after mandelas death i realised i only knew basic things about him and wanted to find out more. Nelson mandela a very short introduction very short introductions elleke boehmer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers nelson mandela is it possible to say who or what he is yes he was one of the worlds longest detained political prisoners he is a universal symbol of social justice certainly an exemplary figure connoting non racialism and democracy a moral giant. As well as being a remarkable statesman and one of the worlds longest detained political prisoners nelson mandela has become an exemplary figure of non racialism and democracy a moral giant once a man with an unknown face he became after his 1994 release one of the most internationally recognizable images of our time set within a biographical frame this very short introduction explores
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