THE BLACK PIMPERNEL | NELSON MANDELA ON THE RUN

THE BLACK PIMPERNEL | NELSON MANDELA ON THE RUN

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Zukiswa Wanner 

FEATURING EXCITING AND ACCESSIBLE LEARNING RESOURCES, BRINGING THIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY TO LIFE

JOHANNESBURG. MARCH 1961.

Thirty-one activists are on trial for treason. Among their number is Nelson Mandela, a rising star of the resistance movement and one of the biggest threats to the South African government and their racist system of apartheid. To everyone’s surprise, they are found not guilty. But rather than relish his newfound freedom, Nelson disappears.

With this, the incredible true story of Nelson Mandela’s life on the run begins. For months, he is an outlaw, the police and secret services hunting him in vain, living under new identities and separated from his young family. His mission? To set up armed resistance to apartheid, and in doing so change the course of history.

A South African writer of children's and adult's books, Zukiswa Wanner was one of the recipients of the Goethe medal in 2020, making her the first African woman to win this award. Her latest children's book is Africa: A True Book, a journey though the history, geography and contemporary culture of the continent. She has written for the Observer (UK), New York Times, Mail and Guardian (SA), The Nation (Kenya) and New African.