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內容簡介

內容簡介 The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela�s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom.�I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.� In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa. From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa�s citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy.Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela�s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela�s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela�s widow, Gra�a Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela�s presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality. The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela�s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa, on July 18, 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party�s apartheid policies after 1948. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison and then later moved to Pollsmoor Prison, during which time his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to the anti-apartheid movement grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. He is the author of the international bestseller Long Walk to Freedom. He died on December 5, 2013, at age ninety-five.Mandla Langa was born in 1950 in Durban, South Africa. After being arrested in 1976, he went into exile and has lived in Botswana, Mozambique, and Angola, as well as Hungary, Zambia, and the United Kingdom, where he was the ANC�s Cultural Representative. A writer and journalist, he was the first South African to be awarded the Arts Council of Great Britain bursary for creative writing and has been a columnist for the Sunday Independent and the New Nation. He is also the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Lost Colours of the Chameleon, which won the 2009 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the African Region.Gra�a Machel was born in Mozambique in 1945. A teacher, human rights activist, international advocate for women�s and children�s rights, and politician, she was married�from 1975 until his death in 1986�to Samora Machel, the first president of Mozambique. In July 1988 she married Nelson Mandela. Among numerous awards she has received the United Nations� Nansen Medal in recognition of her long-standing humanitarian work, particularly on behalf of refugee children.

Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years:南非前總統曼德拉最後回憶錄遺作延續全球暢銷書《曼德拉:漫漫自由路》續集之作,記載永不停歇的總統之路1994年納爾遜‧曼德拉

書名 / Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
簡介 / Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years:南非前總統曼德拉最後回憶錄遺作延續全球暢銷書《曼德拉:漫漫自由路》續集之作,記載永不停歇的總統之路1994年納爾遜‧曼德拉
作者 / Nelson Mandela
出版社 / FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX
誠品26碼 / 2681466453005
ISBN13 / 9780374134716
ISBN10 / 0374134715
EAN / 9780374134716
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2CM
裝訂 / 精裝
頁數 / 320
語言 / 英文
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