Posthumous Nelson Mandela Autobiography to Arrive Next Year
Twenty years after Nelson Mandela released his acclaimed autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, a posthumous sequel will arrive next year.
The yet-to-be-titled second volume will chronicle Mandela’s presidency, his divorce from Winnie Mandela, and why he never ran for a second term. It will also focus on how he tackled the growing HIV / AIDS crisis in his native South Africa, and his third marriage to Graca Machel.
Long Walk to Freedom, which was made into a film starring Idris Elba as Mandela in 2013, was the influential leader telling his story about growing up in poverty to becoming one of his country’s first black lawyers. The autobiography’s central saga was his battle against the Apartheid regime, which was in control of South Africa from 1948 to 1994 when Mandela became the first democratically elected and first black president of the nation.
Mandela spent 27 years in prison until he was released in 1990. He and former South African President F.W. de Klerk would later win The Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the end of Apartheid and end of white-majority rule.
Mandela was 95 when he passed away at his Johannesburg home in December 2013.