Mandela’s book sequel launched in South Africa

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The new instalment of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg. 

Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid and gives his view of the country’s first multi-racial elections in 1994.

Mandela’s unfinished handwritten draft of the book was completed by a successful South African novelist. The former president could not finish it because of his age and ill health. 

Mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting white minority rule and became South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994, serving only one term in office.

South African author Mandla Langa was brought in to add to the 10 chapters written by Mandela. Mr Langa – who was also an activist against white minority rule – used his own interviews and research to complete it, as well as Mandela’s notes. 

The Nelson Mandela Foundation said it was a 50-50 collaboration between Mandela and his co-author.

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