Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom

By Nelson Mandela

  • Release Date: 2008-03-11
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 337 Ratings


The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.


  • Amazing

    By YoungJr2746
    I am in awe of Mandela's humble spirit amidst the trials and oppression from every aspect of life. A must read for everyone!
  • Awesome and Inspiring

    By janet s
    I so enjoyed this book. I felt like I knew him just by reading his book. A great writer! What a life and I was moved when I finished reading the book. The horrors of apartheid in South Africa unbelievable and the fact that Mandela survived and moved the country forward - INSPIRING. Madiba, may you rest in peace and thank you!
  • Response to "pity"

    By Greekidol
    As a white South African woman, I am appalled at your scathing attack of a man, who can only be described as a Saint. So many South Africans of all races myself included, have been subjected to the loss of loved ones, due to the violence of a country in the throes of trying to recover from Apartheid. Without Madiba and his unyielding resolve to reconcile this country of ours, what worse fate would have befallen all our citizens? At least he did this with a forgiving heart and the grace of a true gentleman. As citizens we are glad that his passing was in the company of his loved ones and that he has peacefully moved on to the heavens. RIP Madiba xxx
  • In response to Doc TAP about "pitiful"

    By Basz808
    There is really no use to waste any thought on ignorance and cowardly acts of those who use these social media outlets to voice their stupidity for all to read. They live for the reaction, but all the while knowing that they would never be strong enough to say that face to face to a group of those who had to live it. Always remember these people are weak who hide behind a computer all day with nothing better to do. I guarantee this isn't the first or last time this loser will post something so ignorant!!! Smh.
  • Will miss you, President.

    By Soumit Banerjee
    "R.I.P. Nelson Mandela" is someting I will refrain from saying. It will never be enough for you, Madiba. Bless us so that we always walk on your path of humanity. You will always be alive in all those gifts and qualities you have left behind.
  • The one who have the title pity...

    By Doc TAB
    You are a idiot I can't believe you you must be white I am a black woman and if he did not do what he did I would still be a slave and I want you to know that I am half Russian and I am proud to be I black woman😲😵😈👿😾😾
  • Amazing

    By Pokonose
    Awesome book I learned something new on every page thanks!
  • Outstanding journey of persistence

    By LGBtrains
    Excellent book. Returned from a vacation tour in South Africa and was compelled to read about Nelson Mandella. He is so revered in South Africa and this book gave me a better prospective of the journey and what Mandella and South Africa went through. Outstanding and a must read!
  • To Nelson Mandela

    By Maria Virginia Jaramillo
    Admiration falls short as a word to express what I feel, and anyone who has the blessing of reading this autobiography. Not only do you have the possibility to live side by side with Madiba his life, but through his eyes you have the privilege to know the evolution of one of the world's most shameful parts of human history, taking with you only lessons that feed your soul for your whole life. With every word, every page, every chapter, my admiration for this freedom fighter grew more and more. I remember I was in highschool in the nineties and I had a South African english teacher, and i still remember how the situation of the south african people and their struggle marked my memory for life. This is an example of greatness. This shows how, when you have a greater goal than yourself in your life, or your immediate family, makes you do unbelievable things, of the kind that only giants in history have done. I do not wish to be in that possition because that will only mean that I wish for inequality, injustice and lack of human dignity. But if ever in a similar situation, I hope I can have the integrity and the strenght in my soul to rise to the occasion and transform my desires into the desires of the many. It is almost unfathomable to think I will meet Madiba in person, althiugh that would be one of my greatest joys. Nevertheless, I feel that I met him thriugh this pages, for that I am humbled and full of gratitude, profound admiration and happiness. Maria Virginia Jaramillo. Colombia.
  • Outstanding

    By Spinky266
    You inspire me every day of my life. Thank you for that. Your Friend, Tali