Launched in pretoria on wednesday two days before mandelas 90th birthday on the 18th of july the comic book tells the story of madibas birth and childhood. Nelson mandela was imprisoned on robben island where he was destined to remain for the next eighteen of his twentyseven years in prison. Biographies are about great human beings, comic books are about heroes. Launched in pretoria on wednesday two days before mandelas 90th birthday on the 18th of july the comic book tells the story of madibas. The book is available at exclusive books and cna stores in south africa.
Freedom fighter, fugitive, president of his nation, hero of the world, nelson mandela was called a terrorist, forced into hiding, captured, threatened with death, and eventually thrown into jail. Mandela is a reallife super hero in south africa and most of the world. Englishlanguage collection of eight comics originally published in south africa under auspices of the nelson mandela foundation through its nelson mandela centre of memory and dialogue. Nelson mandelathe authorised comic book jonathan ball.
Five young african illustrators and cartoonists drew the pictures for the books. Nelson mandela launches comic book breaking news english. This book began as a series of eight comics distributed free by the nelson mandela foundation in partnership with comic publisher umlando wezithombe between 2005 and 2007. A graphic novel about the life and times of nelson mandela produced for school children in south africa and.
A wondrous new graphic novel tells the tale of south africas first postapartheid president. The eight individual comics have now been amalgamated into nelson mandela. Mandela launches series of comic books china daily. The authorized comic book by nelson mandela foundation and umlando wezithombe. Mandela is a reallife super hero in south africa and most of the world because of his fight to end apartheid. Nelson mandela the authorised comic book by nelson. At the launch announcement the late mr mandela said, my hope is that the elementary reading of comics will lead the youth to the joy of reading good books.
Nelson mandela comic book launched nelson mandela foundation. Mandela was born in 1918, and the book will be released on his 91st birthday. Launched at the department of education in pretoria yesterday, with education minister naledi pandor in attendance, the comic book tells the story of madibas birth and childhood, his struggle against apartheid and oppression. Nelson mandela has launched the first installment in a ninepart series of comic books based on his life. Let us take a moment to appreciate through his books nelson mandela, and everything he has stood for and achieved. Minnesotas only blackowned comic book store celebrates. He is not yet in the ground, but the former president of south africa and international icon of democratic freedom and liberation from. And this is what his buddy archbishop desmond tutu says about him on the cover. Nelson mandela has launched the first in a series of nine comic books based on his life. In burnsville, minnesota, eric childs has found a way to help young people understand and embrace black history. Consultants and contributors anthea josias, shadrack katuu, boniswa qabaka, razia saleh, luli callinicos. Nelson mandela s story is told in 8 illustrated chapters in a graphic novel that has been released around the world this gives an image to each poignant moment in his life and is suitable for the whole family. Nelson mandela launches comic book nelson mandela has launched the first installment in a ninepart series of comic books based on his life. The comic book, young nelson, features an african superhero, for readers in the continent and beyond.338 979 392 892 437 85 1433 30 336 1145 70 1281 975 1486 1430 122 311 1450 604 647 1237 580 12 9 1274 440 746 115 365 84