The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
491 Days: Prisoner number 1323/69 by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
This biography shares with the world Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s moving and compelling journal as well as some letters written between affected parties at the time, including her and Nelson Mandela, who by then had been in prison for nearly seven years. Readers gain insight into the brutality she experienced, her depths of despair as well her resilience and defiance under extreme pressure. This young wife and mother emerged after 491 days in detention unbowed and determined to continue the struggle for freedom.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/858614122
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.