The Man Who Stood A Review of No Easy Walk To Freedom Author : Nelson Mandela Pages : 1-189 Publisher : Heinemann, 1965
by Ernest Armah
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die ”
The above were the concluding statements by Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia trial which lasted for eleven months and a day.
‘No Easy Walk for Freedom’ reveals the incessant fight and earnest determination which brought discrimination and oppression which characterized the apartheid system to its knees. It beautifully echoes the unflinching posture of a marginalized majority to claim what rightfully belongs to them.
It contains useful historical facts with respect to the apartheid system that prevailed in south Africa.
Nelson Mandela, also known as the black pimpernel is a former president of south Africa. He was born in 1918 to one of the royal families of the Transkei.