The Autobiography: Mandel Long Walk To Freedom

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The autobiography, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”, it depicts Mandela’s life uncovered. He was a politician and Nobel Peace Prize 1993 recipient who struggled most of his life for all colored people to be free. His life has been a long journey from being a kid from the countryside to being one of the most respected politicians in the world today. Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa by Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa and Noqaphi Nosekeni. He was born when the flu epidemic that spread to millions of people who died throughout the world. Mphakanyiswa was a chief under the Thembu tribe but lost his title by defying a magistrate. He lost all of his money and power and the family moved to a little village named Qunu. When Mandela…show more content…
In the start, it was difficult for Mandela to see his family members. Winnie could only visit him for 30 minutes within the minimum six month period time. In addition, he lived under poor conditions within the jails. He could only receive only one letter every month, could not have any political newspapers and worked in hard labor. In 1968, his mother visited him for the first time in many years. A couple weeks later, his mother died by a heart attack. A year later, his first son died in a car accident. In addition, the prime minister had died by being…show more content…
The struggles that he went through is uplifting and shows how anybody can do anything if they put their mind to it. His leadership in politics shows his matured leadership skills, his impact around the world and most importantly his character. There are many things that people can learn from Mandela that will make him or her a more understanding and successful person in reality. He is very self-aware and knows what are his strengths and weaknesses. Whenever people comment his strengths and weaknesses. he is very humble and always learns from his past mistakes. Therefore, the autobiography is great because Mandela’s struggles and how he overcomes them is

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