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A Prisoner in the Garden (Penguin Books, 2005)

Review By Dr.Claude Shema Rutagengwa

Great Lakes Peace Initiative(GLPI)


Nelson Mandela's life has been (and still is) up in all kind of media. His life, his commitment and self-determination for a better life for South African people, has been a model for the rest of humankind.


A Prisoner in the Garden is a very interesting book, talking about life during his imprisonment in Robben Island. It is a very inspirational book, actually, on such a hero - Mandela.


"Anyone who has explored the world of archive will know this book is treasure house, one that is full of surprise, crossing paths, dead ends, painful remembrances, and unanswered questions. The experience of looking at my prison archive has been a personal one for me. Readers are invited to share in it..." - Nelson Mandela


This is very detailed book on Mandela’s life, and it shows fully chronicles Mandela's life during his painful jailing of about 3 decades.


Published by Penguin books, 2005, ISBN 0-143-02495-7


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