'When we read we are able to travel to many places, meet many people and understand the world'Nelson Mandela
Through his words and actions, Nelson Mandela has been embraced worldwide as our leading symbol of courage, hope and reconciliation.In the Words of Nelson Mandelais a unique collection of quotations from one of the most admired men on the planet. His thoughts on subjects as diverse as humanity, friendship, oppression and freedom provide valuable insights into the man and all he stands for. By turns moving, revealing, humourous and wise, this book eloquently conveys his warmth and dignity, and his words are certain to inspire and give strength to all who read them.On freedom:'To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the lives of others'On boxing:'My greatest regret in life is that I never became the heavyweight boxing champion of the world'On self-respect:'If you are in harmony with yourself, you may meet a lion without fear, because he respects anyone with self-confidence'
Jennifer Crwys-Williams is a pioneering South African journalist, magazine editor, radio and television presenter. Since 1994 she has hosted her own shows in South Africa, interviewing world famous figures - including Nelson Mandela.
'His many speeches are a store of wisdom and she has made much of that wisdom available to us all in this book...A treasure of quotations... will move and delight the reader.', Michael Auret, Irish Catholic
'Inspirational... hopeful and humorous.', Elizabeth Barley, Catholic Herald
'Moving words from the man who moved the world', Peter Hain MP
'A gem of a book... should be required reading for all students of history and all those who seek to change society for the better.', Charity Times