The Nelson Mandela reading list

Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Legendary anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela died peacefully in his home Thursday at age 95, South African President Jacob Zuma has announced.

Mandela's name is synonymous with freedom, justice and South Africa.

Earlier this year, Ideas aired interviews with Nelson Mandela that were recorded in the 1990s for his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. Journalist and documentary producer Robin Benger obtained unique access to the tapes, which were recorded by Richard Stengel, a reporter who followed Mandela from 1992 to 1996. It was the first time the recordings were broadcast at length.

To honour his legacy, we present a literary primer on the great Nelson Mandela.

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