Visitors to the Commonwealth Oral History Project will be interested in a new online article collection, released to mark Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2015. Taylor & Francis have made over 40 academic articles on Nelson Mandela and South African politics and culture available for free and open access until the end of 2015.
The articles are organised around key themes of Mandela’s life and legacy, touching on History, Politics, Mandela and the Media, Society and Culture, and Language and Art.
A number of essays will be of particular interest for readers of Commonwealth Oral Histories, intersecting with some of the key themes explored on the Project site: leadership, diplomacy, international movements against apartheid and international sport.
- James H Read on ‘Leadership and Power in Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom‘ (2010)
- Douglas Booth on ‘Beyond History: Racial Emancipation and Ethics in Apartheid Sport‘ (2010)
- Genevieve Lynette Klein, ‘Publicising the African National Congress: The Anti-Apartheid News‘ (2011)
- Chris Landberg on ‘Continuity and Change in the Foreign Policies of South Africa’s De Klerk and Mandela Governments, 1989-1999‘ (2013)
For further reading, be sure to explore the many interviews on Commonwealth Oral Histories that address South Africa, especially dialogues with figures like RF ‘Pik’ Botha, Aziz Pahad, Albie Sachs, Dave Steward and Vic Zazeraj.
Access the Nelson Mandela International Day Collection from now until the end of 2015.
For an extensive reading list concerning the Commonwealth and its member states, see the Bibliography included on this website, which will continue to grow as the project develops.