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Explaining why he learned Afrikaans, the language of his prison guards in South Africa. - At home in the world: the Peace Corps story, Peace Corps, 1996 - ISBN: 9780964447219
Nelson Mandela
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Time to build: addresses by the President, Mr. Nelson R. Mandela, at his inauguration, the opening of Parliament (May 1994) and at the OAU meeting in Tunis (June 1994) (1994 edition), South African Communication Service
Nelson Mandela
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Time to build: addresses by the President, Mr. Nelson R. Mandela, at his inauguration, the opening of Parliament (May 1994) and at the OAU meeting in Tunis (June 1994) (1994 edition), South African Communication Service
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Refusing to bargain for freedom after 21 years in prison, as quoted in TIME (25 February 1985)
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As quoted in: Debates of the National Council of Provinces (Hansard), Issues 9-11, South Africa Parliament


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Born: July 18, 1918

Died: December 5, 2013 (aged 95)

Nationality: South African

Occupation: Statesman

Bio: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before being elected President, Mandela was a militant anti-apartheid activist, and the leader and co-founder of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress.

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