By providing the primary material of these 31 speeches and by adding a biographical sketch, a chronology of events 1990-93, and a glossary of South African political figures and organizations, editor Clark has made available Mandela’s recent public record for both contemporary analysts and for future students who want to understand how South Africa managed the relatively peaceful transition from Apartheid to a democratic non-racial South Africa

Wednesday 15 June 2011 12:53

Nelson Mandela, in prison for decades, led the revolution that under the blows of independence struggles throughout Southern Africa

These are not just speeches about injustice or racism. These are speeches about mobilizing for the struggle, drawing the masses into that struggle, and delineating the program of a unified non-racial South Africa that made this revolution.