The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Written by:
Nelson Mandela
Narrated by:
Atandwa Kani

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2018
20 hours 15 minutes
An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, Mandela wrote hundreds of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and most memorably to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, a majority of which were previously unseen, provide the most intimate portrait of Mandela since Long Walk to Freedom. Whether writing about the death of his son Thembi after a request to attend the funeral was ignored, providing unwavering support to his also-imprisoned wife, or outlining a human-rights philosophy that resonates today, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela reveals the heroism of a man who refused to compromise his moral values in the face of extraordinary human punishment. Ultimately, they position Mandela, along with Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., among the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century.
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Christopher O.

Listening to this at work, such a blessing to spend time with a mind like this, I'm 45 right now, I have a high school diploma and no immediate family. I am in awe of his ability to stay focused on his emancipation and his concern for those out of bondage. I hope I can take these lessons and apply them to my life. Thank you for all of the hard work getting these letters collected. I also love the accent of the reader.

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Amanda K K.

I agree with everything that the other reviewer called Christopher has written. Nelson Mandela us truly an inspirational character with so much humility god bless you Mr Mandela. May you now rest in peace. Amanda Kiernan

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