Featuring - Winnie Mandela: a life, by Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob

Posted on April 03, 2018

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Winnie Mandela: a life by Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob

This intimate, in-depth and unbiased biography reveals the enigma that was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, by exploring both her personal and political life. The reader is given a rare glimpse into mam' uWinnie's strict yet happy rural upbringing, where the foundations were laid for her faith and indomitable resolve.

A sensitive and balanced portrayal, the book nevertheless thoroughly investigates and honestly examines the controversies that dogged mam' uWinnie in later years: the allegations of kidnapping and murder, her divorce from former President, Nelson Mandela, and the charges of fraud. This book takes the reader on a remarkable journey of understanding, painting a rich, warm and vivid portrait of one of the world’s most charismatic, yet enigmatic, women.

Catalogue Access: https://univofpretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/56535764

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.


- Author Nikki Haw

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