Peacebuilders: The Making of Mandela
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Peace News Network – TRANSCEND Media Service
Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison but upon his release, he chose reconciliation over revenge.
Nelson was born “Rolihlahla” Mandela, which means “troublemaker” in Xhosa. His parents were illiterate, and he herded cattle. When he was 12 his father died, leaving him feeling “cut adrift”, but Mandela inherited his father’s “proud rebelliousness” and he grew up listening to stories of ancestors’ valor during wars of resistance.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 1 Jan 2018.
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