Conversations With Myself

Conversations With Myself

Book - 2010
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"[These] archives contain traces of my life and those who have lived it with me. Anyone who has explored the world of archives will know that it is a treasure house, one that is full of surprises, crossing paths, dead ends, painful reminders and unanswered questions."
—Nelson R. Mandela

Nelson Mandela has written almost every day of his long life (he's now 91 years old): notebooks, jottings, drafts of letters to heads of state; and perhaps most movingly of all, letters from his long imprisonment on Robben Island, most of which, tragically, were never passed on to their recipients. Conversations with Myself is a very personal book - a book of private thoughts and lessons learned; but, as we have come to expect from the great man, the sense of hope and gentle wisdom that shines from these letters and diaries make this a book for everyone - a chance to share Mandela's recollections of a long life, fully lived.

Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9780385669917
0385669917
Branch Call Number: BIO Mandela MAN
Characteristics: xxi, 454 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

Fragments from archives. I was struck by how positive Mandela always was and is.

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ireader
Feb 23, 2011

I really didn't like this book. The tile is very deceiving, in that I was looking at it as if it was written by Mandela, when in fact it is not.

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