A wondrous new graphic novel tells the tale of south africas first postapartheid president. Biographies are about great human beings, comic books are about heroes. Mandela was born in 1918, and the book will be released on his 91st birthday. 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. Mandela launches series of comic books china daily. Nelson mandela launches comic book breaking news english. 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. Nelson mandela the authorised comic book by nelson. This is the exciting true story of a young herd boy who was to grow up to become a lawyer, a freedom fighter, south africas first democratically elected president. 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 mandela has launched the first installment in a ninepart series of comic books based on his life. Mandela is a reallife super hero in south africa and most of the world. Nelson mandelathe authorised comic book jonathan ball.
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. 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 comic book launched nelson mandela foundation. He is not yet in the ground, but the former president of south africa and international icon of democratic freedom and liberation from. Consultants and contributors anthea josias, shadrack katuu, boniswa qabaka, razia saleh, luli callinicos. The eight individual comics have now been amalgamated into nelson mandela. Five young african illustrators and cartoonists drew the pictures for the books. Let us take a moment to appreciate through his books nelson mandela, and everything he has stood for and achieved. But nothing could stop him from fighting to liberate his country from apartheid. 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. Minnesotas only blackowned comic book store celebrates. Add comic book hero to nelson mandela s long resume.
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. Johannesburg, south africa former president nelson mandela launched the first edition friday of a series of comic books about his life aimed at encouraging young south africans to read. 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. In burnsville, minnesota, eric childs has found a way to help young people understand and embrace black history. Nelson mandela was imprisoned on robben island where he was destined to remain for the next eighteen of his twentyseven years in prison.1002 1473 1012 95 12 681 5 1056 1346 989 1011 882 463 906 1036 933 1079 1351 887 1010 1459 523 853 1494 75 58 873 843 1118 118 1305 723 675 118