Exploring My Bookshelves (#91) – Inspiration

 

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Exploring My Bookshelves 2016

An Inspirational Book

For me, the one that jumps to mind is Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. Technically, it’s not mine,  it’s my mums, but it still lives in our house! It was amazing the things that he did despite everyone in the world telling him no (he even went to jail for a time), and I just found that absolutely incredible. I don’t what it inspires me to go and do, I just know I want to go and do something! 

About the book: 

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history’s greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life–an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

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