How did Nelson Mandela help to heal a divided nation by supporting South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission? What choices did he have, what support and advice did he receive, and how did his decisions affect history and his legacy? This book looks at a momentous event from recent times showing how one of the world's most charismatic leaders chose to follow a courageous and groundbreaking course of action.
About the Author
Cath Senker has over twenty years' experience in children's educational publishing and has written around 100 books for children for a range of publishers. Her books include highly regarded titles on Anne Frank, the Black Death and the Vietnam War, books on religions and the conflict between North and South Korea, and forthcoming titles on Self-Harm and Relationships. She lives the green lifestyle and has undertaken voluntary work for a range of organizations.
Table of ContentsContents Introduction: the first witness speaks out 4 Chapter 1 6 Mandela: an activist against apartheid Chapter 2 12 The turn to violent struggle Chapter 3 16 The tide turns against apartheid Chapter 4 22 Negotiating democracy Chapter 5 26 Setting up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chapter 6 32 The TRC sets to work Chapter 7 42 The achievements of the TRC Conclusion 50 Timeline 54 Notes on sources 56 Glossary 60 Find out more 62 Index 64