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Childhood Days

Chapter 1 of the unpublished autobiography written on Robben Island in 1976, covering the period between his birth and his passage of rite into manhood.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Madiba at Home - Mvezo

Video recording of Nelson Mandela celebrating his 87th birthday in Mvezo, his birthplace. He is met by the chief of Mvezo and some community members. The children are asked what standard they are in school, some community members inform him about their participation in the struggle for liberation. Community members and the children sing happy birthday for him and he leaves.

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Nelson Mandela Monument in Mvezo, Eastern Cape

The monument forms part of the Nelson Mandela Museum, a development that also comprises the proposed Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre at Qunu, a few meters from Mandela's home, and a museum in Mthatha that houses gifts and awards.