This graphic novel follows the life of Nelson Mandela from his rural childhood to internationally recognized statesman. 200 pages of carefully researched material will give you a full insight into this amazing true story. As a Nelson Mandela Foundation publication it was extensively researched with Mr Mandela and his friends and contemporaries, bringing to light previously unpublished material. At the launch of the book Mr Mandela said '...You know you are really famous the day that you discover that you have become a comic character!'
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This book chronicles the life of Nelson Mandela through graphic novel format. It is so packed full of information, it would really be better suited as a biography. The panels have little spoken word, relying instead on descriptive text that details the backstory. The illustrations do add to the text, providing an image for visual learners. However, because the background text is so central to the story, and because there is so much of it that only a panel or two is allotted to each scene, these learners will still be required to read more than they may be comfortable with. The images allow for less descriptive text, but they are so cluttered with background text that this is more or less negated. If the book could be made into a series, with more panels allotted per scene and therefore less text required, it could be an awesome and accessible depiction of a great man’s life. However, in the format it is in currently, it doesn’t quite work.more