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Title Nelson Mandela : a very short introduction / Elleke Boehmer.
Author Boehmer, Elleke, 1961-
Publication Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Description 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 188
Very short introductions ; 188.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-189) and index.
Contents Map of South Africa during apartheid -- Mandela: story and symbol -- Scripting a life: the early years -- Growth of a national icon: later years -- Influences and interactions -- Sophiatown sophisticate -- Masculine performer -- Spectres in the prison garden -- Mandala's ethical legacy.
Summary "Set within a biographical frame, this book not only explores the great anti-apartheid leader's long and multi-faceted life, but also examines the way in which many different interconnected stories, histories, values, and symbols have combined to create the internationally recognized icon of freedom that we know today."--Jacket.
Subject Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013.
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013. (OCoLC)fst01899655
Presidents -- South Africa -- Biography.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01075723
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780192803016 (pbk.) :
0192803018 (pbk.)

Location CALL # Status Message
 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Biog  B MANDELA B    CHECK SHELVES  
 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Biog  B MANDELA B    CHECK SHELVES