Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to request physical items has been temporarily disabled. Click here to find out how to create lists of items to request later. You can still request OverDrive items from this site, and all digital resources remain available through the eLibrary site. If you need a library card, register here.

Conversations with myself

by Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013.

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty AV (CD) DT1974.A3 2010cx
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  (CD) DT1974.A3 2010cx
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection (CD) DT1974.A3 2010cx
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
 
Call Number  (CD) DT1974.A3 2010cx
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 92 MANDELA Nelson
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  CD 92 MANDELA Nelson
 
 
Summary

Nelson Mandela is widely considered to be one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has bestowed his entire extant personal papers, which offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life.

A singular international publishing event, Conversations with Myself draws on Mandela's personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique access to the private world of an incomparable world leader. Journals kept on the run during the anti-apartheid struggle of the early 1960s; diaries and draft letters written in Robben Island and other South African prisons during his twenty-seven years of incarceration; notebooks from the postapartheid transition; private recorded conversations; speeches and correspondence written during his presidency--a historic collection of documents archived at the Nelson Mandela Foundation is brought together into a sweeping narrative of great immediacy and stunning power. An intimate journey from Mandela's first stirrings of political consciousness to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations with Myself illuminates a heroic life forged on the front lines of the struggle for freedom and justice.

While other books have recounted Mandela's life from the vantage of the present, Conversations with Myself allows, for the first time, unhindered insight into the human side of the icon.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "He has been called the most famous person in the world. Certainly for 27 years he was the most famous prisoner until his release in 1990 and then his election in 1994 as the first president of a democratic South Africa. He was welcomed by the pope, the queen, and world leaders everywhere. But even with the shelves of books by and about him, this volume of personal papers, published worldwide in 21 editions and languages, adds much that has never been said before about Nelson Mandela, including diary entries from his time in the underground, debates about passive resistance and guerrilla warfare, letters from prison, and recorded reminiscences with former fellow prisoners. Mandela knew that his letters, even those to his young daughters, might not get past the prison censors, so he kept copies in a journal that was always with him. Now official archivists have arranged this material chronologically, including some facsimiles in Mandela's own handwriting. Yes, readers will skip some of the bits and pieces, but not much. He is as eloquent about the personal, such as his two-year honeymoon with his wife, Winnie ( We kept warning each other we were living on borrowed time ), as he is about the universal (his letter from Robben Island to the authorities about the rights of prisoners). Sure to spark debate is Mandela's answer to the famous criticism that he hurt his family to help the nation: he had to do it because hundreds, millions, in our country are suffering. With a foreword by Barack Obama, this insightful volume includes a time line, map, and detailed notes on related people, places, and events.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The South African statesman and former political prisoner bares his mind and soul in this inspiring collection of writings and interviews. Culled from Mandela's letters, notebooks, taped conversations, prison diaries, calendars, and an unfinished autobiography, the material includes reminiscences of the antiapartheid movement, lessons in revolutionary theory gleaned from his guerrilla training, vignettes of prison life, seething protests to authorities, tender missives to loved ones, canny political strategizing and quiet philosophical reflections. The entries recall moments of high drama, days of dreary routine and interludes of random strangeness, including a prison screening of Revenge of the Nerds. Mandela registers his anger at the humiliations and hardships imposed on him by apartheid, and his anguish over his long separation from his family (officials even denied his requests to attend his mother's and son's funerals). But what comes through most strongly is his steadfast resolve-"the knowledge that in your day you did your duty and lived up to the expectations of your fellow man is in itself a reward"-and a shrewd, ebullient humanity that finds and embraces the good even in his prison guards. The result is a moving account of Mandela's struggle and a testament to his triumph. Photos. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Mandela, Nelson, -- 1918-2013.
Presidents -- South Africa -- Biography.
Political prisoners -- South Africa -- Biography.
Apartheid -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Macmillan Audio,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Kani, John.
James, Peter Francis.
Macmillan Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by John Kani ; foreword and introduction read by Peter Francis James.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
"Includes bonus archival interviews of Nelson Mandela by Richard Stengel & Ahmed Kathrada"--Container.
Compact disc.
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427210517
1427210519
Other Classic View