Nelson Mandela--: Intensifiquemos la Lucha

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Pathfinder Press, 1990 - 108 pages
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Diez discursos en los que el dirigente sudafricano, tras su excarcelacion, recuenta la trayectoria de lucha que puso fin al apartheid e inicio la lucha por una profunda transformacion politica, economica y social. "Quien solo gusta de abstractos o de frases huecas o de fantaseos dizque politicos, mejor que no abra este libro, pues Nelson Mandela no es un Quijote combatiendo molinos de viento o monstruos imaginarios-y si que un hombre combatiendo la amarga realidad de1 monstruo del apartheid que destruye las entranas de su amado pueblo, como el coloniaje destruye las entranas del pueblo mio. En este libro veremos un idealista con los pies bien afincados en la tierra." -Rafael Cancel Miranda Seccion de fotos de 16 paginas, mapa, lista de siglas, notas, indice de nombres y lugares. Apendice: 'La Carta de la Libertad'.

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Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, South Africa. His teacher later named him Nelson as part of a custom to give all schoolchildren Christian names. He briefly attended University College of Fort Hare but was expelled after taking part in a protest with Oliver Tambo, with whom he later operated the nation's first black law firm. He eventually completed a bachelor's degree through correspondence courses and studied law at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He left without graduating in 1948. Mandela was part of the African National Congress (ANC) and spent many years as a freedom fighter. When the South African government outlawed the ANC after the Sharpeville Massacre, he went underground to form a new military wing of the organization. In 1964, he was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. Instead of testifying at the trial, he opted to give a speech that was more than four hours long and ended with a defiant statement. While in prison, he received a bachelor's degree in law in absentia from the University of South Africa. In 1990, Mandela was released from prison after 27 years. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with former South African President F.W. de Klerk in 1993 for transitioning the nation from a system of racial segregation. After leaving the presidency, Mandela retired from active politics, but continued championing causes such as human rights, world peace and the fight against AIDS. He died on November 5, 2013 at the age of 95.

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