Rights offering detail :
The Spiritual Mandela
Sept. 14, 2017
Author:
Dennis Cruywagen
Category:
Non-fiction: General/Other
Description:
2018 – the 100th Birthday South Africa’s Great Statesman Nelson Mandela. The first book to explore the spiritual aspect of Nelson Mandela’s life. A very personal look at a much-loved public figure. Based on interviews with people who knew Mandela well, such as Ahmed Kathrada and his grandson, Mandla Mandela.
This book traces the spiritual aspect of Mandela’s life, from his youth in a traditional Thembu village, to his education at Wesleyan. And Methodist mission schools, to his time as an activist, his period on Robben Island and the years thereafter. It explores the way that he balanced Christianity with traditional African beliefs, and with his political views, and how he reconciled his own beliefs with the fact that religion had often been used as a tool to oppress his people.
Rights available:
World excluding South Africa, USA
Rights sold:
SA Penguin Random House SA, USA Charlesbridge
Other Information:
Will appeal to readers interested in religion as well as in politics.
Contact:
Bieke van aggelen
African Literary Agency
bieke@africanliteraryagency.com
johannesburg, 2191
Offering #:
12883
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