Struggle History and Self-Help: The Parallel Lives of Nelson Mandela in Conventional and Figurative Biography

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Abstract

My general impression, after reading several autobiographies, is that an autobiography is not merely a catalogue of events and experiences in which a person has been involved, but that it also serves as some blueprint on which others may well model their own lives... This book has no such pretentions as it has nothing to leave behind (Nelson Mandela, 'Unpublished Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom'.)1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-191
Number of pages23
JournalAfrican Studies
Volume73
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

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Keywords

  • African nationalism
  • Nelson Mandela
  • biography
  • self-help literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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