(2009)

W. W. Norton, 2009 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
19.95 USD; 25.00 CAD
Pages:
212
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Brand:
Norton [flying bird]
ISBN:
978-0-393-33646-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780393336467 51995
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
8 1/2" w x 11 1/4" h
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

English-language collection of eight comics originally published in South Africa under auspices of the Nelson Mandela Foundation through its Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Dialogue. Verne Harris, project manager. Consultants and contributors Anthea Josias, Shadrack Katuu, Boniswa Qabaka, Razia Saleh, Luli Callinicos. Storyboards by Santa Buchanan and Pitshou Matwa. Collection originally published in South Africa by Jonathan Ball Publishers. Editions also exist in Dutch (Nelson Mandela: De Biografie) and Spanish (Nelson Mandela: El comic autorizado).

Keywords:
Africa; African National Congress; apartheid; South Africa

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Nelson Mandela

Indexer Notes

Illustrations of Mandela at four stages of life. Cover design by The DesignWorks Group.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Indexer Notes

Illustrations of Mandela.

["Nelson Mandela"] (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Half-title page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

["Nelson Mandela: The Authorized Comic Book"] (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Nelson Mandela

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter. Illustrations of Mandela from infancy to old age.

Contents (Table of Contents: 6)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Indexer Notes

Six facial illustrations.

Message From Nelson Mandela (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nelson Mandela
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Edited version of Mandela's remarks (October 28, 2005) on the launch of the comic book series collected herein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?

Keywords:
Hut; South Africa

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Mandela's birthplace in Mveso.

A Son of the Eastern Cape (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela [Rolihlahla]; Chief Mphakanyiswa; magistrate; Regent Jongintaba; Justice; Reverend Harris; Oliver Tambo; Dr. Alexander Kerr
Synopsis:
Nelson Mandela is born into a chief's family, but when his father asserts his authority the magistrate confiscates his land, home, and cattle. After the death of Mandela's father, the Regent sponsors the young man's education, even at the almost-unprecedented university level, grooming him as a counselor to the king. Conflicts with the regent, and with the university principal, lead Mandela and Justice (the regent's son) to steal some of the regent's cattle, sell them, and escape to Johannesburg.
Keywords:
Cattle; circumcision; college; colonialism; educational; fact; Fort Hare; Johannesburg; South Africa; university

Indexer Notes

Note that at various times and places, and at various stages of his life, Nelson Mandela was also called Rolihlahla [Troublemaker], Madiba, Buthi, David Motsamayi (an alias), or Dalibhunga.

Becoming a Leader (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela; Walter Sisulu; Gaur Radebe; Justice; Evelyn Mase; Dr. Daniel Francois Malan; J. B. Marks; Chief Albert Luthuli
Synopsis:
Mandela continues his studies, begins practicing law, marries, and becomes a father. But he is increasingly politicized, especially once Malan's new Nationalist government clamps down with even harsher oppression and segregation. Mandela and the A.N.C. demand African leadership in the struggle, but also form alliances. After a series of strikes and demonstrations -- some murderously put down -- Mandela and 155 other leaders are arrested for treason. Even as he is taken his wife, despairing of his incessant absences, has already decided to leave him.
Keywords:
African National Congress; apartheid; boycott; civil rights; Communist; educational; fact; segregation; South Africa; strike

The Black Pimpernel (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela; Winnie Madikizela [Winnie Mandela]; Oliver Tambo; Bram Fischer;
Synopsis:
The treason trial lumbers along in fits and starts, while demonstrations are met with massacres. Eventually the court rejects charges against the defendants, but bans, apartheid, and arbitrary arrests continue. Mandela goes underground and continues organizing, becoming known as "the Black Pimpernel." At length the A.N.C. begins a program of sabotage under Mandela's command, even as Chief Luthuli receives the Nobel Prize.
Keywords:
African National Congress; apartheid; court; educational; fact; massacre; segregation; South Africa; Transkei

Indexer Notes

The Black Pimpernel plays on the name of the fictional Scarlet Pimpernel, who worked underground against the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution.

The Trialist (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela; Oliver Tambo; Chief Albert Luthuli; Joe Slovo; Bram Fischer
Synopsis:
Mandela slips from the country to meet African leaders and attend a conference. After his return he and other leaders are arrested; Mandela attends court in his leopardskin kaross. Sabotage accompanies his conviction. When the court dismisses new charges, police immediately re-arrest the defendants. In the next trial Mandela makes a dramatic speech, and others testify to having been tortured, but the court finds them guilty. They are haled to Robben Island for life.
Keywords:
African National Congress; apartheid; civil rights; court; educational; fact; prison; sabotage; segregation; South Africa; torture

Prisoner 466/64 (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela; Winnie Mandela; Ahmed Kathrada [Kathy]; Helen Suzman; Warder Van Rensburg; Strini Moodley; Toivo Ja Toivo; warders
Synopsis:
Mandela and his comrades suffer both torture and petty humiliation. They band together, acting collectively against their mistreatment and in pursuit of negotiations. They also use their close association to teach and to learn, and to work out plans and philosophies for the movement. They are cut of from their families almost entirely; Winnie Mandela suffers repeated banishment, bans, and arrests. Despite concealment and disinformation, news of their situation slowly reaches the outer world. After 18 years, Mandela is abruptly taken off the island.
Keywords:
African National Congress; apartheid; Communist; educational; fact; prison; Robben Island; segregation; South Africa; torture

The Negotiator (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela; Winnie Mandela; P. W. Botha; Ma Sisulu; Zindzi; Oliver Tambo; Kobie Coetsee; Jack Swart; Ahmed Katharda [Kathy]; F. W. De Klerk
Synopsis:
Moved to a more salubrious prison, Mandela and his comrades gain increased communication with the outside world. The South African Nationalist government offers concessions in national life, and even grants a few, but the leaders of the movement refuse to compromise in exchange for the concessions. Demonstrations, sabotage, and international pressure continue. New president De Klerk begins making major concessions, including the legalization of all political parties and release of key prisoners. On February 11, 1990, after 27 years, Mandela goes free without preconditions.
Keywords:
African Nationalist Congress; apartheid; educational; fact; sabotage; segregation; South Africa

President-in-Waiting (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela; Winnie Mandela; Joe Slovo; F. W. De Klerk; archbishop Desmond Tutu; Chief Buthelezi; Lucas Mangope
Synopsis:
In freedom at last, Mandela enters into frustrating stop-and-go negotiations with the government, even as the armed struggle continues. Radical white conservatives fight against negotiations, while some African groups try to strike out on their own -- a movement promoted and even armed by the white radicals. Internal violence and police violence kill hundreds. Even so, Mandela receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Demcocratic elections are finally scheduled, campaigned for, and conducted. The A.N.C. wins a healthy majority, and De Klerk graciously concedes defeat. Power transfer is at hand.
Keywords:
African National Congress; apartheid; educational; election; fact; Inkatha; massacre; Nobel Prize; police violence; politics; segregation; South Africa

Mr. President (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Santa Buchanan; Andrew Smith
Pencils:
Pitshou Mampa; Pascal Nzoni [Freehand Nzoni]; Sivuyile Matwa
Inks:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Colors:
Richie Orphan; Pascal Nzoni; Sivuyile Matwa; Jose Jungo [King Jungo]; Pitshou Mampa; Sean Abbood
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Nelson Mandela; F. W. De Klerk; Walter Sisulu; Jesse Duarte; Barbara Masekela; Freene Ginwala; Mary Mxadana; Ahmed Kathrada [Kathy]; Graca Machel; Bill Clinton; Zelda La Grange
Synopsis:
As president, Mandela struggles to bring together a country riven by hate, prejudice, resentment, opportunism, and fear. He is also repeatedly called upon to help end conflicts in other nations. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission brings out the wrongs of the past, without exacting revenge. Once Mandela retires he establishes several foundations to improve treatment of children, and to develop leadership and reconciliation. His legacy is in all our hands.
Keywords:
African National Congress; educational; fact; president; retirement; South Africa; Truth and Reconciliation

Index (Table of Contents: 18)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Acknowledgments (Table of Contents: 19)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Nelson Mandela

Indexer Notes

Mandela in old age.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

["You know that you are really famous the day that you discover that you have become a comic character."] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)