In Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela presents a detailed account of his childhood and education, and how the lives of South Africans were affected by apartheid. The book details the struggle of the civil rights icon and the painful experiences he faced for 27 years in different jails, including at the notorious Robben Island Prison.
The heart-wrenching yet inspiring autobiography is one of the two authoritative accounts of the life of the former South African president — the other being Anthony Sampson’s Mandela: An Authorised Biography. The book was adapted into a film in 2013 with Idris Elba playing Mandela.
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