“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela

The world recently lost one of the most influential and courageous human beings ofNelson Mandela modern history. Nelson Mandela fought against the apartheid system in South Africa and was South Africa’s first democratically elected President. His message was one of reconciliation and peace, not vengeance.

To learn more about Nelson Mandela and his place in history, check out these books at the VC/UHV Library:

  • In His Own Words by Nelson Mandela
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
  • Nelson Mandela, The Struggle is my Life: His Speeches and Writings Brought Together with Historical Documents and Accounts of Mandela in Prison by Fellow Prisoners by Nelson Mandela
  • The Rise and Fall of Apartheid by David Welsh
  • Nelson Mandela by Liz Gogerly
  • Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of a New South Africa by Patti Waldmeir
  • Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales
  • Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners by Michael Worek