It may also address his deep regret over his failure to tackle the country's AIDS crisis and his much-criticised choice of Thabo Mbeki as his successor as president.
Verne Harris, of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said the book would "fundamentally shift perceptions" about the anti-apartheid hero's time in power."What emerges is...
"I declared that I would not allow it." Rumor has it that Mandela even fathered an illegitimate son by his secretary, Ruth Mompati, around this time. They finally divorced in 1958 and she returned to the Transkei where she ran a shop.
In a later interview, she remarked bitterly, "How can a man who has committed adultery and left his wife and children be Christ? He is only a man."Despite their strife, when she died, Mandela attended the funeral in Johannesburg alongside his second and third wives. Out of his three marriages and lesser known relationships, his three-decade long relationship with Winnie Madikizela is probably remembered best.
a hands-on leader who, in relation to aspects of his government such as the security establishment, was a bit of a micromanager," Harris said."He was a politician's politician; he knew how to get the best out of people."Publisher Pan Macmillan described it as "a vivid and inspirational account of Mandela's presidency, a country in flux and the creation of a new democracy"."Long Walk to Freedom" tells of Mandela's rural childhood, his youthful activism, his 1964 trial, his imprisonment on Robben Island before his release from jail in 1990, and his election victory.
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The sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" will be published Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist.Evelyn Mase (1944 — 1958)Mandela married his first wife, Evelyn Mase in 1944, the same year he co-founded the African National Congress Youth League.She confessed to longtime friend Fatima Meer that "I think I loved him the first time I saw him." Working as a nurse, she supported him as he completed his law studies.After struggling for years with his worsening health, he died at the age of 95. He was a man who practiced and preached the power of love.In fact, he believed in love SO much that he exchanged vows with three different women over his lifetime.Titled "Dare Not Linger", the book tells of Mandela's five years as president after the end of apartheid and the first multi-race elections in South Africa in 1994."Long Walk to Freedom", released shortly after the election, was a global phenomenon, selling more than 14 million copies, and was turned into a film starring Idris Elba.