Remembering Nelson Mandela Through His Writing


By Dianna Dilworth Comment

mandelaNelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95. The activist and world leader was the an inspired writer and the author of dozens of books.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others,” he once said.

To commemorate his life in letters we have put together a literary mix tape with links to free samples of some of Mandela’s writing. You can follow this link to read some of Mandela’s speeches.¬†Below we’ve included links to free excerpts of Mandela’s books.


Long Walk to Freedom

Conversations with Myself

Notes to the Future

Favorite African Folktales

The Struggle is My Life

Prisoner in the Garden

No Easy Walk to Freedom

The Struggle is My Life

I am Prepared to Die