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Mandela, the Graphic Novel


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Mandela, the Graphic Novel

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Umlando Wezithombe


ISBN 9781472139870


Freedom fighter, fugitive, celebrated prisoner, president: the hero of a nation. Nelson Mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, captured, threatened with the death penalty and eventually thrown into prison for 27 years, but nothing could stop him from fighting to liberate his country from the infamous system of apartheid, which for so many years sought to separate people by race in South Africa.

A hero in the struggle, he never gave up. Even when he was a prisoner, he worked secretly with his comrades to undermine South Africa's oppressive government.

This is the exciting, true story of a young herd-boy who grew up to become a lawyer, a fighter for justice, South Africa's first democratically elected president and the beloved grandfather of a nation.

The Author

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory delivers the core work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to support its Founder's ongoing engagement in worthy causes on his retirement as President of South Africa. The Centre focuses on three areas of work: the Life and Time of Nelson Mandela, Dialogue for Social Justice and Nelson Mandela International Day.

The Centre works closely with its sister organisations, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. It co-ordinates its activities with those of other institutions that have a stake in its Founder's legacy, including the 46664 Campaign, the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development, the Nelson Mandela Museum and the Robben Island Museum.

Umlando Wezithombe (meaning History of Pictures) is a comic production company focusing on using the visual medium for education, training and entertainment. Its mission is to continue creating quality work that is viewed as unique and to create a number of styles to call its own. Central to Umlando's thinking is: ‘We think visually, why then don’t we communicate visually?

 


 

 

 

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