Nelson Mandela

An invitation to a Jacana Conversation – I Remember Nelson Mandela: A Tribute (30 July)

Fourteen of those who worked with Nelson Mandela remember special moments from their time together in this poignant, amusing and heartwarming video tribute to Nelson Mandela.

I Know This to Be True – what really matters to the most inspiring leaders of our time

Inspiring individuals share what really matters to them in a new series inspired by Nelson Mandela.

‘Afrikaans-speaking doctor operates on Mandela’ – Read an excerpt from Operation Mandela by Willem Laubscher

Read an excerpt from Operation Mandela by Willem Laubscher – the Afrikaans-speaking doctor who performed surgery on Nelson Mandela.

Undercover with Mandela’s Spies – the never-before-told story of being inside the ANC’s top secret unit that infiltrated the Third Force

Bradley Steyn’s astonishing true-life thriller reveals for the first time some of the dirty secrets of a dirty war​​​​​​​ within the borders of South Africa, during the dying days of apartheid.

The Story of Nelson Mandela: The Prisoner who Became a President – A perfect introduction to a fascinating period in history

A biography for children from Faber Short Books – The Story of Nelson Mandela: The Prisoner who Became a President by Adrian Hadland.

Out now from the Picador Africa Heritage Series: Call Me Woman by Ellen Kuzwayo

Picador Africa celebrates five important books in the Heritage Series. 491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69 by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Conversations with Myself by Nelson …

Win a bundle of books to donate to your library or school from Pan Macmillan to celebrate Mandela Day

Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better. Making every day a Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change.

Celebrate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday with a landmark book

Today Penguin Random House celebrates what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday with The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

The world today could do with a dose of Nelson Mandela’s leadership – Peter Hain, author of Mandela: His Essential Life

‘You’ve got President Trump, you’ve got President Putin, you’ve got Erdoğan in Turkey, all these authoritarian figures, and they appeal to people’s base instincts. Nelson Mandela always appealed to people’s higher instincts in the way that he led.’

Listen to a 1971 letter from Mandela to his daughter Zenani, from the new book The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

‘You will be able to pay me a visit in 1975, when you will have turned 16, but I am growing impatient, and the coming five years feel longer than eternity.’

It’s Madiba’s centenary this month! Read all about his legacy in Peter Hain’s new book Mandela: His Essential Life

Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and admired statesmen.

Don’t miss the launch of two books on Nelson Mandela, with Lord Peter Hain and Kate Sidley

Exclusive Books and Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to an evening with Lord Peter Hain, in conversation with Kate Sidley.

‘The world has a view of Nelson Mandela as a cuddly teddy bear’ – Sahm Venter discusses The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

‘The world generally has a view of Nelson Mandela as being this cuddly teddy bear, or this grandfatherly person, because he was a grandfather when he came out of prison.’

Win a copy of the inspirational new book The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

Poignant, impassioned, gripping, and always inspirational.

Get an in-depth look into The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela ahead of the book’s publication

Click here for an in-depth look into The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela including photographs and video footage.

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela – a testament of his defiance and his resolve

To be published upon the centenary of his birth, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela is a landmark work: the first, and only, authorised and authenticated collection of correspondence spanning the 27 years Mandela was held as a political prisoner.

Don’t miss the launch of The Madiba Appreciation Club: A Chef’s Story in Pretoria

Chef Brett Ladds was once given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.

Cooking for Fidel Castro, Mswati III and Quincy Jones – The Madiba Appreciation Club: A Chef’s Story by Brett Ladds

Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.

‘To be great is to be misunderstood’ – Read an excerpt from Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Long Walk To Freedom

Mandela knew that his own legacy depended on the course he had championed: the talks between the government and the ANC.

Mandla Langa chats about completing Nelson Mandela’s presidential memoir, Dare Not Linger

Mandla Langa called the project ‘the most daunting task I have ever had as a writer’.