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Dare not linger : the presidential years
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 author.
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

Physical Description:
755 pages (large print), 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa, committed to serving only a single five-year term. During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa's citizens became equal before the law, and laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy. This volume draws on the memoir Mandela began as he prepared to leave office. Langa completed the unfinished draft, using detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding.
General Note:
"The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged."
The challenge of freedom -- Negotiating democracy -- A free and fair election -- Getting into the union buildings -- National unity -- The presidency and the Constitution -- Parliament -- Traditional leadership and democracy -- Transformation of the state -- Reconciliation -- Social and economic transformation -- Negotiating the media -- On the African and world stages -- Epilogue.
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