Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The five best books by Nelson Mandela

Christian Science Monitor contributor Casey Lee came up with a list of the five best books by Nelson Mandela, including:
Conversations with Myself

"Conversations with Myself" is a personal archive that draws on letters, notebooks, taped conversations, and prison diaries to take a thorough look at all aspects of Mandela's life. Readers will find much here that is inspiring, including lines like: "[T]he knowledge that in your day you did your duty and lived up to the expectations of your fellow man is in itself a reward."
Read about another book on the list.

Conversations with Myself made Alexandra Fuller's top ten list of African memoirs and Martin E. Marty's five best list of books on the theme of prison writing.

--Marshal Zeringue