They Fought for Freedom: Nelson Mandela

Author(s):Pampallis, K Series editor: Pampallis, J Consulting editor: van Wyk, C
ISBN: 9780636043299
Subject: Literature
Grade(s): Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12
Language: English

This child will be called Rolihlahla', said his father when he first saw the boy. The name means "pulling the branch off the tree" but can be translated to mean "troublemaker".
This book traces the life of Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. It tells the story of his selfless dedication to the struggle against apartheid and the hardships he faced during 27 years of imprisonment.
Following his release from prison, Mandela’s address to the nation began with these words: ‘Friends, Comrades and fellow South Africans. I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all . . .’ Mandela’s firm belief in negotiation led to the birth of a democratic South Africa.
They Fought for Freedom tells the life stories of southern African leaders who struggled for freedom and justice. In spite of the important roles they played in the history of southern Africa, most of these leaders have been largely ignored by the history books. The series tells their stories in an entertaining manner, in clear language and aims to restore them to their rightful place in history.
Benefiting the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund