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    Mandela and the General

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    The struggle for racial justice will be won when we win over our adversaries. Find out how Nelson Mandela earned the trust of a white nationalist leader in this graphic novel.

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    About The Book

    Gold Medal Winner, 2019 Benjamin Franklin Awards, IBPA

    Silver Medal Winner, 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards

    “Intense.” – Booklist

    “A riveting read.” – Morgan Freeman

    “Fascinating.” – Library Journal, starred review

    Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero and first leader of the new South Africa, is an international symbol of the power of a popular movement to fight structural racism. But that nonviolent struggle for equality and justice very nearly spiraled into an all-out race war that would have only ended in “the peace of graveyards.”

    As the first post-apartheid elections approach in 1994, with blacks poised to take power, white South Africans fear reprisal. White nationalist militias claiming 50,000 well-armed former soldiers stand ready to fight to the death to save their white homeland. They need someone who can lead and unite them. That man was former general Constand Viljoen.

    Mandela knows that he can’t avert a bloodbath on his own. He will have to count on his arch-enemy. Throughout those historic months, the two men meet in secret. Can they trust each other? Can they keep their followers and radical fringe elements from acts of violence? The mettle of these two men will determine the future of a nation.

    The drama of this contest and the history that pivoted on it comes vividly to life in visual form. Veteran British journalist John Carlin teams up with Catalan artist Oriol Malet to create a historically and artistically rich graphic novel with obvious relevance to today’s polarized politics.


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