Item 1225 - Prisoner 913: The Release of Nelson Mandela

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Prisoner 913: The Release of Nelson Mandela


  • 2020 (Creation)

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Printed matter, 277 pages.
Dimensions: 23.4cm x 15.4cm
Publisher: Tafelberg
Place of Publication: Cape Town
ISBN 978-0-624-07632-2

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Riaan de Villiers is a journalist, editor and book publisher with decades of experience. He was the managing editor of Leadership magazine in its heyday. He lives in Cape Town.

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Bought by NMF

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Stemmet and co-author Riaan de Villiers bring some of the most compelling secrets to light. Among others, it reveals that the covert collaboration between Mandela and the last NP government went way further than is generally known, and included an attempt by Mandela to broker a deal between the apartheid regime and the ANC in exile prior to his release. It also reveals that F.W. de Klerk made Mandela an offer that, if accepted, would have fundamentally changed the latter's role in the South African transition. Prisoner 913 casts new - often startling - light on the hidden dynamics behind one of the most important events in South Africa's political history."

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  • English

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NMCM: Reading room

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Nelson Mandela Foundation

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