Book Review – Rolihlahla Dalibhunga

28 Aug


by Well

Well well well, here we are again with the most intelectual, interesting and cool subject in our blog (in my humble opinion :p). Today I am going to talk to you about a well-known leader in this world. He was born in an African village and became the most famous African leader in history.

You probably can guess who is this man by the title of this post, right? He was born in in the village of Mvezo in Umtata, any idea? Let’s give another tip, his father was a mighty man in the village and was called Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, have you got it now? Well, not a big surprise, but thus comes the best tip. What if I wrote down his last name? Mandela. You probably know who I am talking about, Nelson Mandela.


Now you may be wondering: why is the title of this post in such a strange combination of letters? Well, this is his real name, Nelson is the name which have been chose by his teachers when he was just a seven-year-old boy. It happened after his father saw that ‘Buti’, as he was called by his sister, was a clever boy, he decided that he needed a good education. He went to a local school, where he received an English name because the white teacher could not pronounce African names. Hence, they gave new English names for the children.

So, you may be wondering, why confuse people to putting a name which nobody knows? Like most names, Nelson Mandela’s original name has a interesting meaning. Do you want to know? I’m afraid you won’t find this information here, you will have to read the book.

It really is worthwhile reading this book. It is amazing how far a man with an objective can go. The story is full of inspiring messages and demonstrates the ultimate strive for freedom.

To conclude, you will know why hundreds of thousands people are in awe Nelson Mandela, and probably will start admiring him too, if it is not due to his braveness, probably due to his relentlessness. Furthermore, you will see that it is really possible to solve problems with peace and kindness, using it as an ally to acquire good people around you to achieve your goals.


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