10 South African Biographies You Should Know

3. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time – an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

Since his release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the centre of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

Long walk to freedom tells the moving story of Nelson Mandela where he comes clean about the extraordinary story of his life an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.