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  • Audio CD (July 15, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SHEER SOUND
  • ASIN: B0012IWICM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Introduction By Nelson Mandela - Nelson Mandela
2. Part 1: The Birth Of Apartheid
3. Part 2: The Underground Movement
4. Part 3: Robben Island
5. Part 4: State Of Emergency
6. Part 5: Democracy

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Mandela: An Audio History is an award-winning chronicle of the anti-apartheid struggle, featuring the voices of Nelson Mandela and those who fought with and against him. The CD is hosted by Desmond Tutu with an introduction by Nelson Mandela. Originally broadcast on National Public Radio, the CD features an extraordinary recordings, including:

- Tapes, left forgotten and decaying in a government archive, from the 1964 Rivonia Trial in which Mandela and five others were sentenced to life imprisonment.
- A secret recording of Mandela in prison that had been hidden by a guard for over 30 years.
- First-person accounts of former activists, generals, National Party politicians, Robben Island prisoners and guards, and everyday witnesses to history.
- Voices of key figures, including Mandela, Tutu, and former President F.W. de Klerk.

Produced by Joe Richman and Radio Diaries. Originally broadcast on National Public Radio. Winner of the duPont Award, considered the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Dennis on January 20, 2014
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This was one of the best documentaries I have every heard. I was impressed by Mandela before this, but it made me realize how little I know about his long and complex journey. The fact that so much of this was first hand accounts, real recordings etc made it all the more special.

We turned around and used it for a Quaker Youth Retreat with great success.

MIke
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Considering that "Mandela: An Audio History" is the history of the entire apartheid era of South Africa in 75 minutes, this short history is surprisingly thorough and very compelling.

The audiobook tells the story of apartheid through the story of Nelson Mandela - why he decided to fight against it, how he decided to fight against it, his trial for treason, his time in prison, how the struggle continued with him as the symbol of hope and resistance, the collapse of the apartheid system and it ends with the election of Mandela as president. Each chapter begins with a short introduction by Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu (also a large voice against apartheid).

The story is mostly told through interviews with Mandela and dozens of others and also includes snippets from radio and TV news broadcasts. Of course, details are left out. Desmond Tutu's Nobel Prize is not mentioned and Winnie Mandela is glossed over and nothing is mentioned about their marital troubles (to be expected considering their age difference and considering that he was imprisoned for such a long part of their marriage) and her implication in a murder and virtual endorsement of the heinous practice of necklacing.

But, like I already noted, things have to be left out if the goal is a short history. This is a very fine short history of apartheid - very approachable and I found it to be quite engrossing.
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The audio was fantastic! It was everything I wanted to be and more! I am looking forward to sharing this audio with my students.
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Fantastic to hear the story of resistance to apartheid and the triumph of non-racial democracy through the voices of the very people who made it happen. A wonderful resource for teaching as well.
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By geraldo2013 on July 27, 2014
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