|Plot Summary of Nelson Mandela|
|"Nelson Mandela worked to end Africa's apartheid laws. Mandela is a lawyer who became a leader of the African National Congress. Mandela was arrested for his work to end apartheid. He spent twenty-seven years in prison. During that time his wife Winnie and other people in many nations worked to help him win freedom. He became one of the world's most famous prisoners. At last in 1990, President F. W. de Klerk allowed Mandela to be free.
After leaving prison, Mandela worked with President de Klerk to end apartheid. In 1993 both men received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work. After South Africa's first free elections in 1994, Mandela became the country's first black president."
Vadim Akhanov, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Nelson Mandela|
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Political/social rights fight
- minorities fighting for rights
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a lawyer creature
Biography of famous person?
- North African
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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