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Long Walk to Freedom
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela | Nelson Mandela
The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
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After listening to the book for 27 hours I don‘t know if I should be happy or sad, so I choose hopeful! Even though I knew most of the events in this book from before, it is different hearing about it at once and from Mandela himself. He really made a great impact, admitted that he was imperfect and always knew there was a lot more to be done. Most people would lose hope during 27 years in prison, not Mandela. I enjoyed the book!

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Born on this date in 1918

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bewareofwords
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This was a long but informative book. It was fascinating to hear Nelson Mandela‘s story in largely his own words—though I will say that if I‘d read the book rather than listened to the audio, I think it would have taken me much longer to read it! Overall, an excellent account of an influential historical figure.

#bookishbingo: Refugee (a stretch, but he was so involved in politics, I figured it was close enough)

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rsteve388
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I listened to this on audiobook and i was amazed and blown away by how inspiring this story is. The intergration of African Language and Music made the story beautifully rich and deep.

This story gives hope that the fight against white supremacist culture can be won and it can be dismantled to ensure that POC have equal access to the same resources and rights and oppurtunities as everyone else.

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rsteve388

#BFC19
#BookFitnessChallenge
#Week two

Read: Up.to Chp 40 in Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mendela

Read: Up.to Chp 12 in The Wall

Walked: 3.00 miles today

I have a few hikes planned for the weekend!

@wanderinglynn (I prob dont need to tag you all.the time do.I? Hmmm)

Happy Reading

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
nelehelen Great job! Also i loved Long Walk to Freedom! Hope you do too! 7mo
TheEllieMo Good going. The author of my current read quotes Long Walk To Freedom as a great influence on him - at the time of writing his book, he‘d read it 6 times! 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 (In the rules, I required to be tagged on the weekly check-ins. So no, you don‘t have to tag me on all the other posts, but it does help me out if you do tag me on all posts. 😉) 7mo
Clwojick ❤Awesome!💛 7mo
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paulfrankspencer
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An engaging read that is historical, personal, psychological, political, and extremely engrossing the whole way through. I was aware of South Africa's history of apartheid only incidentally, really, so I learned a ton in the reading of this book. A fascinating and unsettlingly modern look at the costs of pursuing true justice.

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nelehelen
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5/5
I finally finished this beautiful book. It took me awhile since I had a bunch of library books that became available from my wait list, which I of course had to finish because I did not want to wait another 10 weeks (!!). Anyway, I absolutely loved this autobiography. It read like fiction to me and really enjoyed learning about this very important story. This really should be required reading for all.

#Booked2018
#ReadHarder2018
#LRC2018

Cinfhen Diverse NF ?!?! Sounds good!! 12mo
nelehelen @Cinfhen yess!! 12mo
Cinfhen 👍🏻 12mo
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Echo
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All I need in life. Nelson Mandela endured so much to make sure that South Africans could have the peaceful life that I am enjoying right now. His sacrifices and determination give me hope that there are always good people in the world, even when the US government seems to be in flames constantly.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Brilliant book! 13mo
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Echo
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“... the insecurities of narrow, shortsighted men who blamed their problems not on their own misguided policies but on an opponent..”

For the love of God, go vote Tuesday.

BookishMarginalia I voted. 🗳🗽👏🏼 13mo
Bookzombie I early voted and second your comment! 13mo
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Echo
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Slowly but surely working my way through this inspiring read. It should be required reading for every person in the world. It‘s rained ALL day. It‘s cold. My hubs is helping fix FL. Just me and the kids and all the books we can read and movies we can watch for who knows how long.... 👯‍♀️🌧🗺📺📚

Jobe I actually put a bookmark in and look at it this direction just so I can see how far I am in the book.👍🏼 14mo
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Echo
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🙌🏼

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Echo
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Enjoying this beautiful day while the kids run off energy at the park

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alisonrose
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BOOK: Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
AUTHOR: Marie Lu
MOVIE: Labyrinth!!!
FOOD: Lemon bars (or any lemon pastry type thing, as long as it doesn‘t have poppyseeds)
#manicmonday #letterL

Bookjunkie57 Labyrinth is an excellent movie. 1y
alisonrose @Bookjunkie57 I‘ve probably watched it literally 100 times and will do so 100s more ☺️🔮 1y
JoScho Thanks for playing 💜 1y
alisonrose @JoScho 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 1y
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Laura71
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This is a time to heal the old wounds and build a new South Africa 🇿🇦

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Echo
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I should just highlight the important parts and mail it to Trump.

Echo Not that I believe he‘s able to read.... 1y
Owlizabeth @Echo 😂😭 1y
MarriedtoMrT @Echo Summarize using small words. 1y
Echo @MarriedtoMrT I can only think of “Don‘t be a dick” 1y
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Echo
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We aren‘t hurting for books around here. About to embark on this adventure. It‘s pretty thick, so I am pairing this with a 3 book series on my kindle.

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nelehelen
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Friday night reading plans...

#DogsofLitsy
#Booked2018
#LRC2018

KJHowe Great choice. Should be required reading 1y
nelehelen @KJHowe definitely! 1y
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Reading this was emotional and humbling. There‘s nothing I can say about this book that hasn‘t already been said, but it affected me deeply. I feel honored to be able to have read the words of such an incredible man. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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GypsyKat
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People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite... Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished. ❤️

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GypsyKat
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“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

Ddzmini 😍 wise man 1y
youneverarrived 💚💚 1y
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“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens but its lowest ones.”

@24in48 #24in48 #Readathon

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GypsyKat
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Continuing on with the #24in48 #Readathon by listening to this audiobook and doing my nails out on the patio. ☀️📖🎧💅

RadicalReader @GypsyKat such a gorgeous time when doing ones nails so calming and getting to admire the beauty is priceless 1y
Reviewsbylola Yes!! 💅🏻 1y
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GypsyKat
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I had some adventures in #AudioHairColoring today, and a bit of drama too that, thankfully, Olaplex helped solve. 💜

blithebuoyant Gorgeous! I love that color! 1y
monkeygirlsmama So pretty! 1y
EloisaJames Love it!! 1y
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RadicalReader @GypsyKat simply sensationally stunning hair dying 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
BethM Love it! 1y
Mdargusch Nice! 💜 1y
GripLitGrl Love it💜 1y
JacqMac Pretty! 💜 1y
JessClark78 Looks great! 💜 1y
GypsyKat @JessClark78 Thank you! 💜 1y
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️ 1y
UwannaPublishme 😍🙌🏻 1y
Centique Perfect quote 🙌🙌 1y
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GypsyKat
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In honor of Nelson Mandela‘s birthday today, I‘m starting this audiobook. ❤️

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Seems particularly timely at the moment.

#NelsonMandelaDay
#MandelaDay
#NelsonMandela

(This book is on my long to read list, I‘m not even sure if this quote is from this book.)

saresmoore Ugh. 1y
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This book is on my long to read list, I‘m not even sure if this quote is from this book.

#NelsonMandelaDay
#MandelaDay
#NelsonMandela

RJHowe It is a great book. One of my all time favourites. 1y
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Day 17| #Readingresolutions

Who better to represent #bookishfathers than the Father of a Nation?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good call! 1y
parasolofdoom The audio of this was fantastic 1y
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1. Cutting for Stone. My aunt gave it to me because she loved it and we usually like many of the same books, but I just couldn't get into it.

2. Cheese curds and triscuits.

3. Long Walk to Freedom has always been a favourite. It's a #chunkster, so if you're looking for something shorter Born a Crime is can't miss!

4. I tag @Tera66 😁 Something to do while we wait for my package to arrive 😂

#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47

CouronneDhiver That‘s one of my favourites too. To each her own. 😘 2y
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Really good but really, really long. I admit my attention flagged at times.

RaimeyGallant It was long but so worth it. 2y
parasolofdoom @RaimeyGallant the narration was amazing though, 2y
parasolofdoom The inflections and so on made it so much more immersive for me 2y
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Love this narrator (Michael Boatman). Interesting autobiography, it's going to take awhile to finish -- I think the physical book is 600-700 pages

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Pickpick

There was so much I didn‘t know about Mandela. This was for the most part utterly fascinating and inspiring. Although at 27 hours, it was a long listen.

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irre
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Mehso-so

Book 3 for #freakyfriday
Although I‘m happy to have learned more about Nelson Mandela‘s life, this book was very long. 27+ hours on audio (I might have started it in March 😜)
Available on Hoopla

monalyisha Whoa baby! 2y
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I was saddened this morning to hear about the death of Winnie Mandela. Coincidentally I‘ve been reading Long Walk to Freedom. I read this part when I finished tonight.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I just posted about #readingsynchronicity. Sometimes it‘s surreal. 2y
PaperbackPirate @BarbaraTheBibliophage I just realized I never responded to your comment! Yes, I agree with you. I love serendipitous moments! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage No worries. 😍 1y
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PaperbackPirate
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This is my ambitious April TBR: 3 books to finish & 3 to start.
Photo taken with backyard daisies 🌼

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This book & #Nelsonmandela have been an inspiration as I protested this week. I have about 200 pages to go.

RaimeyGallant Loved this book. I've been to the prison on Robben Island. 2y
PaperbackPirate @RaimeyGallant That must have been incredible! Only 50 pages to go... 2y
RaimeyGallant It was sad. Very sad. 2y
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PaperbackPirate @RaimeyGallant I can imagine! What a waste. 2y
RaimeyGallant From a practical standpoint, it was because Mandela was a celebrity that he was the main reason Apartheid was reversed (the legal one to a degree, certainly not the economic one), and he was a celebrity because of his incarceration. Without the campaigns to free him going on for so many years, his celebrity would have waned. (edited) 2y
RaimeyGallant Read that comment after you finish the book. You'll see. :) 2y
PaperbackPirate @RaimeyGallant Ooh a little present to open later! 😊 2y
PaperbackPirate @RaimeyGallant Yes, in that sense it was not a waste. It‘s unfortunate he had to aacrifice so 2y
PaperbackPirate @RaimeyGallant oops... It‘s unfortunate he had to sacrifice so many years of his 2y
PaperbackPirate life even though it was for a greater good 2y
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youneverarrived
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The best #autobiography I‘ve ever read. So inspiring! #marchinbooks

Abailliekaras It‘s an amazing book! 2y
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Andrew65
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One of my heroes! Such a remarkable and inspirational man. #Freedom #ReadingResolutions

CaitlinR Great read. One of my hero‘s too. 2y
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Caz1
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Love this book

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TheKidUpstairs
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1. Depending on my age: Polka Dot Door, Zoobilee Zoo, Under the Umbrella Tree, Reading Rainbow, Saved by the Bell
2. Long Walk to Freedom, Born a Crime, I Must Say (Martin Short)
3. Lobster
4. Hopefully everyone in my house being healthy!
5. Okey dokie!

britt_brooke No lobster for me either! 🤢 2y
bookish_wookish Zoobilee Zoo!!! I loved that show!!! 2y
TheKidUpstairs @bookish_wookish yes! No one ever remembers it, and they tend to think I'm crazy if I try to describe it, but I LOVED it! 2y
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bookish_wookish Thats happens when I try to describe New Zoo Revue!! @thekidupstairs 2y
JackOBotts I LOVED Zoobilee Zoo! 2y
vkois88 Zoobilee Zoo is one I listed too :) 2y
TheKidUpstairs @JackOBotts @vkois88 I am so excited about all the Zoobilee Zoo love! I always new Littens were my people 🤗 2y
TheKidUpstairs *knew (gah!) 2y
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alisahar
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This was a great book- surprising in some ways. I'm fascinated by the internal debates of freedom-fighters on strategy so I found that part fascinating. It was more hope-filled, joyful and humorous than I expected it to be, because of Mandela's outlook on life. I expected it to drag during the prison years but it didn't at all (more so after he was released and started the government negotiations.)

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alisahar
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Go!

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This quote is from Nelson Mandela's memoir, which I'm reading at the moment. Tomorrow I'm going to be at a march, counter-protesting an alt-right rally, and I'm going to try to remember this. If he can say this, then I can believe it too.

MicheleinPhilly ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼Please stay safe. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Quoted by President Obama this week, so you're in great company. Stay safe protesting! 2y
lynneamch Sending admiration and hugs your way. ✌ 2y
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alisahar Thanks for the solidarity @lynneamch @BarbaraTheBibliophage @MicheleinPhilly. Fortunately it looks like we'll way outnumber them so I think it'll be safe. 2y
mrozzz You're awesome!!! Be vigilant and come back safely 👌🏻❤️ (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisahar Hope today went well! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
alisahar @BarbaraTheBibliophage it was amazing- 40,000 peaceful protesters against hate. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome! The pictures I've seen show a huge crowd. 2y
RaimeyGallant Loved this book. 2y
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If I could only recommend just one book for all time it would be this one. Such an inspirational man!
#savetheworld #anditsaugust

RaimeyGallant I visited the prison last year. 2y
youneverarrived @RaimeyGallant how was it? I'd love to go! 2y
RaimeyGallant Moving. One of the prisoners from Mandela's time was the tour guide. 2y
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