30 day book challenge- Day 16- A book you would recommend to an ignorant/close-minded/racist person

I don’t think that there is anything more humbling and equally inspiring than a man who spends 27 years in prison and comes out forgiving the people who put him there. Long Walk to Freedom is thus definitely a book for a close-minded/racist/ignorant person- if you can read it cover to cover and not be moved by this man’s incredible courage, strength and integrity then you have to be dead inside. Long Walk to Freedom recounts the life of Nelson Mandela- starting as the foster son of Thembu chief to the man who was instrumental in the ending of apartheid. Including details of his life including from the ending of his first marriage and his time as an impoverished student to the way in which messages were passed whilst at Robben Island, this book is both an interesting read and a moving one. Without a doubt the person I would most like to take to dinner and also a book I would highly recommend for a racist human being.

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4 Comments to “30 day book challenge- Day 16- A book you would recommend to an ignorant/close-minded/racist person”

  1. I’ve wanted to read this since forever! It just sounds amazing!

    • It’s completely epic, you have no idea. It’s epicness is insane, it’s a definite must-read. πŸ™‚

      • I actually picked this book up just a couple of days after reading this post about it. I didn’t buy it because I literally had no money on me at the time, but it does look good, and actually a lot bigger than I realised – it is quite literally epic, isn’t it? The sad part is, the sort of people who need to read this book, are the sort of people who won’t. In many cases because they’d be the sort of people who just don’t read at all (at least in Australia…I can’t speak for the rest of the world). πŸ˜›
        Will definitely get my hands on this one soon!

    • It is in fact seriously epic. And at times its sheer epicness can be too much- you struggle with certain chapters and so on, but it’s just one of those books that you have to read you know?

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