Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Mandela: the man and his legacy

Mandela: the man and his legacy: Rt. Hon. Peter Hain, MP for Neath

Monday 29th November 2010

Lecture to start promptly at 5.30pm and to be followed by a wine reception

Beveridge Hall, South Block, Senate House
Malet Street, University of London
London WC1E 7HU

Peter Hain, MP for Neath, will deliver the lecture ‘Mandela: the man and his legacy’ based on his recently published biography of Nelson Mandela simply entitled ‘Mandela’.

Mandela tells the life and legacy of one of the twentieth centuries most influential statesmen. Charting his development as a lawyer, a protester, and a political leader, Peter Hain MP takes an in-depth look at Mandela’s rise through the ranks of the African National Congress (ANC) and subsequent imprisonment on Robben Island, where his increasingly vocal protests against the injustices of Apartheid brought his struggle against overwhelming prejudice and fear to the eyes of the world.

Encompassing his inauguration as South Africa’s first black president, his “retirement” campaigns for a solution to AIDS, poverty, and human rights, and above all his humanity and compassion, this book shows how Mandela has truly become a legend for our time.

Copies of this book will be available to purchase on the day of the lecture.

RSVP to Troy Rutt ( or 020 7862 8853)

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