Long Walk to Freedom (Signed copy)
Nelson Mandela's autobiography, signed at Robben Island by his guard (and friend) Christo Brand
Abacus, London, 2003. Paperback reprint. 19.5 × 12.5cm, 768pp.
This copy has been signed to the title page by Christo Brand, "Ex Warder Warrant Officer, Christo Brand [signature] 20/11/03. Mandela's Warder for 14 years". The title page is also stamped "Bought at Robben Island Museum". Brand started at Robben Island, where Mandela was held, in 1978 when he was 18 years old. He was then transferred along with Mandela to Pollsmoor Prison. He and Mandela developed a friendship over the course of many years. He is the author of the book, Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend (2014).
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.
A rare signed association copy in well-read condition. The spine is creased quite heavily, the corners are dog-earred and general overall wear to the covers. There is some tanning to the pages and knocks to the pages edges but the book is complete and remaining in strong readable condition.
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