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, 2010
ISBN: 9780385669917
Branch Call Number: 968.065092 Mande
Characteristics: xxi, 454 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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Aug 02, 2012

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

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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