n New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy - Nelson Mandela : a Jacana pocket biography, Colin Bundy : book review

Volume 2015, Issue 60
  • ISSN : 1607-2820


A pocket biography of a person like Mandela cannot capture the essence of the man. Colin Bundy, while recognising this dilemma, has presented a clear and coherent introduction, making it very easy to slip back in time and relive many of the events considered. Those who have not read anything of Mandela would find this book an honest assessment of the man and his experiences. There is no attempt to gloss over the negative issues, what drove him and what made him do the things that he did. Those who have read about the great man would also find new insights.

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