The book's official presentation will take place on the 9th of February at Altaïr travel bookshop
Nelson Mandela was a South African lawyer, anti-apartheid activist and philanthropist, and served as the president of his country from 1994 to 1999. He was also the first black leader to govern the country and the first to be elected by universal suffrage in a South Africa scarred by racism and violence. His struggle against racism and poverty made him one of the best-loved and most respected personalities on the world stage.
The travel bookshop Altaïr is staging a talk to mark the presentation of the book Seguint el rastre de Nelson Mandela. Un viatge per Sud-àfrica (Pagès Editors, 2015), by Conxita Tarruell, to be delivered by the author, accompanied by Professor Manuel Manonelles, who teaches International Relations at Universitat Ramon Llull, and Rosa Pi, Tarruell’s travelling companion and the author of the prologue.
This fascinating book is divided into four parts. The first records the author’s experiences of exchange programs with students from a number of different countries at an English language school and the time they spent living together as a family in an apartment in Cape Town. She goes on to narrate her adventures on safari in Kruger Park, where she managed to see the big five: the world’s five wildest and dangerous animals, and her visits to the iconic cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. She was also a witness to the workings of apartheid and discovered the work done by Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
The official presentation of the book will take place at Altaïr bookshop at 7pm on February 9th.
Presentation of the book'Seguint el rastre de Nelson Mandela. Un viatge per Sud-àfrica'
When: 9 February.
Where: Altaïr bookshop.
Further information is available from the bookshop website.
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