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Mandela: Icon of Icons?:

How does a hero become a historical phenomenon?

Mandela: Icon of Icons?

Peter Hain.

Leading member of Tony Blair's cabinet and famed anti-apartheid campaigner, Peter Hain provides a radical new account of the life of Nelson Mandela and the qualities which make him one of the world’s most potent symbols of the resilience of the human spirit.

What makes a man an icon?  The story of Nelson Mandela's activism, imprisonment, release and rise is known around the world, but how does a hero become a historical phenomenon?

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