Libro che ti fa riflettere, pensare e rimuginare su diversi aspetti della vita. Noioso in alcuni punti a stampo dettagliatamente politico, ma di immensa levatura nelle restanti parti.
In his powerful and dignified narrative, Mr. Mandela chronicles his life story as a courageous freedom fighter who spent his entire life fighting to liberate the oppressed under apartheid in South Africa. From a young village boy who enjoyed running free in the fields, Mr. Mandela tells us his transformation from a young politician who fought for his own freedom and to a respected world leader who fought for the freedom of human race.
After decades of struggles and obstacles, Mr. Mandela achieved ultimate triumph against apartheid and oppression. I believe that this is one auto-biography everyone must read in their life time. It is both inspiring and uplifting to know that there is so much one can achieve as long as he adheres to his beliefs and principles. Although the sheer bulk and length of the book may be daunting at first, you will soon become absorbed into this great thriller story and cheer for Mr. Mandela as he defeat all obstacles to change the world for a better place.
I had in mind to read Long Walk to Freedom for years, but I have all a particular conception about books: it's them that decided to be read by me. So after his death, that affected me deeply, I realized it was the right time to live again his life, to make him live through his own page. The book is huge, at first you feel you are never going to finish it; but, you then start reading and from the first pages you realise this book is gonna live with you and change you.
The book explore all his life starting from when he was a kid. And from the stories for his youth you already understand that such inspiring people are born like that, and that they decide to carry the weight of this responsibility for their entire life. This make them great!
I love Mandela not only 'cause he carried a battle against the big "enemy", but especially 'cause he carried a battle in the every day life, trying to change things starting from the small problem of segregation and racism around him, and by changing firstly himself and constantly questioning his actions. He carried most of his battle behind the gate of a jail, one of the worst in the world, but his strength for the cause did not diminish, and his fight for the freedom of every citizen of South Africa, of every colour and race was never affected by his personal problems and struggles.
A very inspiring book that everybody should read it in his life.
I have walked a long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
Outstanding; a must to understand what really happened in South Africa from the 1950s onwards
One of mandela's genuine charm is the smile on his face that exudes sincerity & a heart that is pure in intention. Try how hard one may, no genuine smile could be expressed on the face, if the heart is soulless & bitter.