Articles tagged "Nelson Mandela"
Black History Month is almost here! To celebrate, we’re offering a collection of fiction and nonfiction titles in our Black History Month e-Book sale for libraries!
Running from January 30 through March 3, more than 30 adult, YA, and children’s e-Books will be discounted 30% off (with our regular lending terms), including these titles:
Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.
Good morning lovely librarians! Please help us celebrate an early #bookbday for:
THE PARIS WINTER by Imogen Robertson
A December 2014 IndieNext List Selection!
“With a twisty, well-crafted plot, this novel is rich in historical detail and robust with personality.”–Kirkus (starred review)
“For readers of historical fiction looking for a complex story, this is a sure bet and most likely the next big hit of any book discussion group.”–Library Journal
WHY HOMER MATTERS by Adam Nicolson
“[A] gracefully written and deeply informed book…Nicolson’s spirited exploration illuminates our own indelible past.”–Kirkus (starred review)
“In this passionate, deeply personal book, Nicolson explains why Homer matters—to him, to you, to the world—in a text full of twists, turns, and surprises.”–Publishers Weekly
MEN: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation by Laura Kipnis
“Kipnis’s gifts are on full display in this irresistible collection of essays, in which she weaves together complex and penetrating insights about gender into provocative treatises… Kipnis has given us a necessary, and often witty, book that shows a brilliant, agile mind at work.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
MANDELA: My Prisoner, My Friend by Christo Brand with Barbara Jones
“[Brand] paints a vivid picture of prison life in South Africa at the time, with its racial discrimination—no bread was given to black prisoners—and the guards’ own isolation from news of the outside world. The central focus of this extraordinary book, however, is a remarkable friendship that bridged age, race, and politics, as Mandela went from prisoner to secret negotiator, and eventually became a revered president.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review & Pick of the Week)
This Friday, we’re reading Christo Brand’s riveting biography: MANDELA: My Prisoner, My Friend.
Afrikaner Brand was a prison guard in the maximum security facility on remote Robben Island, given charge of the country’s most infamous inmate: Nelson Mandela. Over 12 years, Brand became Mandela’s confidant and accomplice, celebrating his prisoner’s triumphs and suffering through his setbacks, forming a bond that would endure throughout Mandela’s life.
Praise is glowing, starting with two starred reviews:
“[Brand] paints a vivid picture of prison life in South Africa at the time, with its racial discrimination—no bread was given to black prisoners—and the guards’ own isolation from news of the outside world. The central focus of this extraordinary book, however, is a remarkable friendship that bridged age, race, and politics, as Mandela went from prisoner to secret negotiator, and eventually became a revered president.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review & 8/25/14 Pick of the Week
“[Brand] quotes Mandela’s LONG WALK TO FREEDOM that the most important person in any prisoner’s life is not the minister of justice or the prison superintendent but the warder in the prisoner’s section, and many readers of that iconic autobiography will want this for the in-depth perspective and intimate honesty of another insider’s view, then and now.” — Booklist, starred review
“This is really a tale of two men and their shared humanity in an inhuman place. A worthy addition to the canon of Mandela literature that details a relationship that many knew about but few truly understood.” — Kirkus Reviews
Expect more major media coverage, including Vanity Fair Hot Type (December issue) closer to publication.