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11 thoughts on “Nelson Mandela A Biography

  1. says:

    A comprehensive biography of a great figure of the 20th century Mr Meredith paints a picture of a man with great dignity and intelligence A man who rose above the narrow mindedness of his surrounding society and transformed his country from apartheid to near greatness admittedly South Africa has a way to go before it can be ualified as “great” If one compares the South Africa of pre 1990 to today there are several obvious accomplishments and merits The toppling of the white power infrastructure was done with a minimum of bloodshed – compare this with regime changes in other countries – Yugoslavia for instance It is Mr Mandela who deserves a lot of the credit for this Mr Meredith presents Nelson Mandela against the backdrop of a South Africa that was a racist police state which did not allow any people of “colour” to transgress its severe limitations However one must acknowledge that its’ judicial system at least gave a semblance of a trial – with publicity that permitted the outer world and eventually some white South Africans to bear witness to the evil within their societyMr Meredith does portray Mr Mandela as oblivious to the ways of his second wife Winnie; perhaps having spent twenty five years incarcerated in prisons did not give him the best interpretations of what his family members were involved inThis is truly a stunning portrait of a man of dignity overcoming the restrictions of a hateful state and still believing in the inherent goodness of all his fellow men – regardless of the colour of their skin With this he was able to re invent and remould his country into a far better place This accomplishment is rarely seen particularly in developing countries South Africa is one of the few countries since the end of the Second World War aside from Japan and Germany that has altered itself so successfullyWhen apartheid started to disappear in the mid 80’s this could easily have become another civil war in Africa but instead it was an overall peaceful transition Mr Mandela was an essential key to this and always presented peaceful and rational solutions – much like Gandhi did in India Hopefully Mr Mandela’s legacy will live on in South Africa


  2. says:

    As the world has praised Nelson Mandela over the last few weeks there seems little to add concerning his importance to world history A man of such magnitude deserved a biography that encompasses his entire life with an author who delves into all aspects of their subject including their flaws I found two major biographies of Mandela Anthony Sampson’s MANDELA and a book of the same title by Martin Meredith I chose Meredith’s work because Sampson’s was the “authorized biography” and I wanted to read a book that appeared less likely to be hagiography Meredith who has written a number of books on South African history is both a historian and a journalist and has written a book that is than a biography of Mandela as a person and what he experienced but a work that encompasses all major aspects of South African history from the introduction of apartheid through the election of Mandela as president and his term in office The book itself is very detailed and explores Mandela’s life beginning with his tribal upbringing and education in missionary schools and ending with his retirement from public life in 2007As a narrative history Meredith has presented a readable account of his subject though at times his prose is somewhat wordy and trenchant However once the reader becomes used to Meredith’s approach the material is worth exploring as the author provides important historical background to each aspect of his topic and he is able to weave important analysis into each major subject The reader is exposed to Mandela’s personal development at the same time Meredith incorporates the history of the African National Congress ANC into the narrative Meredith explores ANC policy as it tries to implement a strategy to deal with apartheid and presents the factions that developed within the party as the “party elites” pursued a moderate approach when compared to the younger generation that emerged during World War II that wanted to pursue a violent and radical program Throughout the book Mandela appears to side with the “elites” and except for a few burst of anger over the course of events he calls for a non violent course of actionMeredith provides details of the horrendous conditions that existed for Africans in Afrikaner society The role of State Security and police in repressing opposition is ever present as violence torture and murder are employed to maintain the apartheid system Meredith presents the evolution of Mandela from a young man pursuing a career in law to an activist who can no longer tolerate what is happening in his country Meredith reviews the Rivonia Trial using court transcripts that results in Mandela’s twenty seven year imprisonment most of which takes place in the notorious Robben Island prison The evolution of Mandela’s political thinking his relationship with warders other prisoners and the prison hierarchy are revealed in detail Upon his release we witness what Mandela has become and we follow the course of his career renewed family life and attempts to lead South Africa out of its period of darkness The negotiations between Mandela and the ANC on the one hand and PW Botha and F W de Klerk the two Prime Ministers are presented The years 1990 1994 are vitally important and provide insights in trying to understand the South African political persona and why Mandela’s achievement of a bi racial democracy for South Africa was so importantThe areas I found most interesting dealt with the internal debates within the ANC and the different personalities involved Aside from Mandela individuals such as Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo emerge as important figures that deserve a great deal of credit for the evolution of ANC policy and resulting successes Meredith does an exceptional job in discusses Afrikaner politics and policy maneuvering as the different Prime Ministers try and maintain a system that evolves into a worldwide pariah The fractious nature of South African society is nicely explained as we see how the Indian Africans and Afrikaner populations exist within a segregated society We witness the economic and societal implications of apartheid and the lengths that the white power structure went to maintain it Throughout the narrative all aspects of the story return to Mandela a man who is exceptional but also somewhat flawedMeredith delves into Mandela’s personal life and what emerge are an authoritarian father a poor husband at times a philanderer and a person who could be very stubborn and dogmatic Meredith offers examples to support his conclusions but his overall evaluation of Mandela is an exceptional individual who overcame enormous obstacles Meredith captures Mandela best as he describes his survival strategy while imprisoned “he became adept at concealing his emotions behind a mask rarely letting any sign of anger or bitterness emerge and never betraying doubt or despair before others” 286 These traits allowed Mandela to develop his own “personality cult” while in prison and later as a politician and became a means for him to survive the personal and political crises that he was confronted with each day Mandela’s political naiveté is an important component when dealing with his world view Meredith is on firm ground as he discusses Mandela’s relationship with his wife Winnie Mandela’s devotion to her blinded him to the fact that she is almost a sociopath in dealing with her own sense of self The discussion of the Mandela United Football Club and the violence and murder she was involved with is important as Mandela constantly makes excuses for her actions and repeatedly supports her attempts to secure her own political power base Meredith nicely documents their marriage its failure the court appearances and the final break up as Mandela finally after making excuses for years comes to the realization of what his wife really is When dealing with Winnie or negotiations with de Klerk and others Mandela develops rationalizations to justify his positions it is as if he has tunnel vision when he confronts evidence that does not support his world view Once Mandela becomes president of South Africa Meredith should be balanced in describing “a benign patriarch floating above the political hurly burly and taking a broad brush approach to government”567 because of the problems that ensued after he left office and was replaced by Govan Mbeki Meredith presents Mandela’s flaws but he is correct in praising his subject in that without him apartheid would have witnessed a much violent end than transpired under his leadershipIf there is an aspect of the book that might have enhanced the experience for the reader it would have been to use footnotes or endnotes It is obvious that Meredith is on top of his material but his annotated bibliography designed to create a broad umbrella for citations is not very effective and leaves this reader to uestion where some of the information originates Overall this is a work of history that is greatly needed for those who would like to understand what has transpired in South Africa in the twentieth century and gain insights as to where it is heading in the future The audience for this book might appear narrow from my comments but it is worth plowing through because of the story it tells


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    With all the attention bestowed upon South Africa in recent weeks due to the global audience for the World Cup we thought it to be a good time to spotlight the recent and very comprehensive updated reissue of Martin Meredith’s “Mandela A Biography”Despite an unusually large number of books chronicling the life and struggle of the African continent’s most famous 20th Century leader including his own 1994 autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” Meredith’s work covers perhaps the widest berth of information available on the lawyer turned revolutionary who finally prevailed on reversing years of injustice in the South African nation Meredith a Brit has written extensively on the plight of the African continent – from the diamond mines to Zimbabwe from Mugabe to the making of South Africa itselfIn “Mandela A Biography” Meredith recounts the history of the man alongside the history of the nation From tales of the nineteen century Xhosa speaking peoples to the rise of African nationalism to the development of Johannesburg and the influence of the Communist party the story of South Africa and the story of Mandela are inextricably intertwined No detail is left out in following Mandela from life as a barrister to his emergence as an anti apartheid revolutionary and the way in which his work went on even as he was exiled to a life sentence in prison through his supporters and the Free Mandela movement and his wife Winnie MandelaA rich combination of stories make up the chapters of Mandela’s own story from the work of the African Resistance Movement ARM to various trials and protests the actual plight of the many victims of various apartheid laws and conditions and their effect on everything from migrant workers to black owned businesses the imprisonment of desenters to the final settling of differences between the ANC and the government Even through accusations of Mandela’s own improprieties and the leader’s own divorce Meredith covers every significant turn with extensive research and attention to detailWhat emerges is a tale not just of struggle but of a revolutionary overturning of rampant injustice; the golden age of a ‘rainbow nation’ yet one that somehow still did not bring justice to all and over time created an opportunity for the emergence of a new black middle class as well as an ultimately re corrupted ANC while eventually – post Mandela – reversing course through policies of self enrichment that resulted in many of the most impoverished still left behindBased on both its breadth and research as well as a very personalized portrait of the man himself Meredith’s ‘Mandela’ is a well recommended read


  4. says:

    Meredith’s Mandela is one of the most detailed and thorough biographies written on the life of Nelson Mandela Originally published in 1998 Mandela A Biography was subseuently updated and republished in 2010 Martin Meredith is a British journalist and historian who has written extensively about Africa In this exhaustive biography Meredith traces Mandela’s life starting from his early childhood years through his young days in the movement his imprisonment and subseuent release his presidency and retirement right through up until he withdrew from public life in 1997 We see the evolution of Mandela throughout the years how his perspectives and thinking changed and how he interpreted and responded to changing events over the course of several decades As a bonus this book also serves as a detailed chronicle on the history of South Africa and the ugliness of ApartheidIn spite of Mandela’s celebrity leader status this book is not an adulatory work Instead Meredith provides a balanced perspective on the life and character of Mandela This measured view makes this book particularly valuable as the reader gains insight into not just the accomplishments and outstanding positive traits of Mandela – but also his weaknesses and his failures This insight into his faults does not take away in any way from the standing and achievements of Mandela as a man and leader In fact they provide an important lesson that even the most exceptional leaders such as Mandela are far from perfect but are flawed humans just like the rest of us Meredith’s Mandela is necessarily lengthy at 688 pages but it is at once readable and highly captivating This biography will provide a potent source of inspiration for the leader who desires to make an impact in any domain


  5. says:

    Very good book The start is somewhat sluggish Full of information but not told as crisply as the remainder of the book Once the biography gets into Mandela's work for the rights of black citizens it picks up Also the author does not shy away from Mandela the hero for People's rights versus Mandela the flawed human being This is what often makes this book so compelling He does not spare his contempt for Winnie Mandela and many of her misguided efforts that brought out her worst inner demons There is a lot of sadness in the loss of three of his children Also there is sadness for those children who survived; he was not part of their life and when he was freed he still not belong to themhe belonged to the country of South AfricaThere is the part of Mandela that is shown to be a loyalist to others to the point of not being able to see their faults Despite all of this he helped to harness a nation that was full of divisions and to mold it into a nation of various cultures that is growing in world influence A tribute to a human being not a superhuman hero


  6. says:

    This isn't a uick read but it's a worthwhile one especially if like me you're coming to it with little to no knowledge of South African history and the anti apartheid movement Meredith devotes a lot of space to the people and politics around Mandela giving useful pocket histories of the ANC the National Party and the political environment out of which apartheid aroseI was also very pleased to find this isn't a hagiography Meredith clearly admires Mandela but he doesn't gloss over the mistakes he made not only in his personal life but as a politician both before and after his imprisonment The man presented here sometimes loses his temper miscalculates and misses key opportunities to gain points against his political opponents and his achievements seem that much admirable because of it


  7. says:

    I enjoyed this biography especially because I felt it a somewhat unbiased view of his life It did not intentionally omit all his shortcomings especially in relation to his family situation and his leadership I appreciated that candor immensely especially since far too often historical figures are sanctified and viewed as having no human faults or shortcomings Which aside from being totally inaccurate is also extremely misleading and unhelpful Granted the book did glorify him to a degree but I felt this was warranted considering his life expereinces and his contributions Overall I took from this that Mandela is as great a public figure and activist as I suspected him to be but also a human with all the shortcomings that come with


  8. says:

    A different perspective on the struggle compared to Nelson's autobiography Long Walk To Freedom lots of gritty details about those in Nelson's closest personal circles who may not have been as good to him as they should have been Definitely eye opening and gives a clearer picture of his life through non biased eyes however Long Walk To Freedom remains the uintessential book about Nelson and by the man himselfa MUST read this makes a good companion if you are interested in about his life and legacy


  9. says:

    I enjoyed reading about a man who set an example for all liberty activists The very detailed description bored me at the start but after sometime I got used to the Authur's style Although the book is about Nelson Mandela it goes beyond a biography and tells the story of the South African nation with whom I was merely familiar My discussions with my South African colleague while I was reading the book made it a interesting read I would definitely recommend this book


  10. says:

    at first i was being pessimistic about my ability to finish the book it looks like a boring one to read but the racism part in South Africa did open my eyes to continue reading Mandela's fight against it till he became a leader of a multiracial democracy not to mention his generosity to share the romantical part of his life that flourish this biography