From the audiobook of Conversations With Myself
24 January 2014
By Pan Macmillan
Listen to an extract from the audiobook of Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela, read by John Kani.
From letters written in the darkest hours of his 27 years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, this intensely personal book is a rare chance to spent time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.
Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar of his cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggles of the early 1960s, or conversing with friends in almost 70 hours of recorded interviews. An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations With Myself is an extraordinary glimpse of the man behind one of the world's most beloved public figures.