Nelson Mandela

Standard Name: Mandela, Nelson


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Cultural formation Jackie Kay
In the absence of any black people around her while she was growing up in Scotland, JK invented fantasy relationships with well-known black people from around the world such as Nelson Mandela , Ella Fitzgerald
Education Anna Livia
The school is located near the South African border; it was attended by the sons of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela during Apartheid. Nadine Gordimer 's son Hugo Cassirer was also a student there. Anna...
Family and Intimate relationships Gillian Slovo
In 1987, some years after Ruth First was killed, Joe married Helena Dolny , a woman with two children.
Slovo, Gillian. Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country. Little, Brown.
157, 222
At the crest of his life's work, in mid-August 1991 he informed his daughters...
Family and Intimate relationships Gillian Slovo
From 1961 the lawyer Joe Slovo became deeply involved in a campaign of violent sabotage against the South African apartheid government. He and Nelson Mandelabecame the initial high command for the new army—Umkhonto we Sizwe
Friends, Associates Deborah Levy
DL 's parents knew famous political figures like Nelson and Winnie Mandela , Ruth First , Joe Slovo , and Helen Joseph . Deborah's sister had Joseph as namesake-godmother,
“Norman Levy”. SAHO South African History Online.
Levy, Norman. The Final Prize. My Life in the Anti-apartheid Struggle. South African History Online.
317, 382
, while Deborah was...
Literary responses Gillian Slovo
H. Jack Geiger wrote in the New York Times: Three themes dominate in this painful (and somewhat disjointed) record: secrecy, perceived abandonment and the rage it engenders, and ambivalence. For him its moving moment...
Reception Nadine Gordimer
This book's reception was polarized along political lines. The Soweto riots (which began three years before this novel appeared) were a factor when it was banned. When the ban was lifted in 1980, NG was...
Textual Features Naomi Mitchison
A key figure in it is Nelson Mandela , then in prison.
Textual Production Hélène Cixous
CH published Manne: aux Mandelstams aux Mandelas, a text about three disparate people linked by the opening of their surnames: South African politicians Winnie and Nelson Mandela , and Russian poet Osip Mandelstam .
Running-Johnson, Cynthia. “Cixous’s Left and Right Hands of Writing in <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl="m">Tambours sur la digue</span> and <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Osnabrück</span&gt”;. French Forum, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 111-22.
Textual Production Rosalind Coward
RC published Diana : The Portrait, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela and an introduction by Lady Sarah McCorquodale . It is authorized by the estate of the late princess and by the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund
Textual Production Rosalind Coward
RC planned a book-length study or biography of Nelson Mandela (similar to that of Princess Diana ), but instead she contributed interviews to Mandela: The Authorised Portrait by Mac Maharaj and A. M. Kathrada ...
Textual Production Nadine Gordimer
Walder discerned in it a coded homage to George Bizos and Bram Fischer , who defended Nelson Mandela .
Walder, Dennis. “Nadine Gordimer obituary”.
Gillian Slovo , who grew up in these circles, recognized the family: their heroism and their...
Textual Production Dervla Murphy
This book maintains DM 's habit of noticing the seldom noticed: here the culture of poor whites, publicly parading with appeals for work, most of them drunk or stoned. The amount of information and cogitation...
Travel Dervla Murphy
The bicycle trip through Africa (four months that took her from Kenya through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia to Zimbabwe) that turned out to be an investigation into AIDS was first...


1810: Saartjie Baartman, later known as the Hottentot...

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Saartjie Baartman , later known as the Hottentot Venus, sailed from Cape Town in South Africa for London, where she had been led to believe she could make her fortune by exhibiting herself.

Up to 5 August 1962: Nelson Mandela travelled round many African...

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Up to 5 August 1962

Nelson Mandela travelled round many African countries raising support for the struggle against the apartheid government in South Africa. On this date he was arrested, charged with leaving the country illegally, and imprisoned.

11 February 1990: Nelson Mandela was freed from the South African...

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11 February 1990

Nelson Mandela was freed from the South African prison where he had been held for twenty-eight years; a few years later, in April 1994, he became the first president of the new, non-apartheid, South Africa.

27-29 April 1994: The first democratic general election in...

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27-29 April 1994

The first democratic general election in South Africa made Nelson Mandela the first president of the new, non-apartheid, republic.


Coward, Rosalind et al. Diana: The Portrait. Andrews McMeel, 2004, p. 368 pp.