Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party’s apartheid policies for many years before being arrested in August 1962. Mandela was incarcerated for more than twenty-seven years, during which his reputation as a potent symbol of resistance to the anti-apartheid movement grew steadily. Released from prison in 1990, Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of South Africa in 1994. Nelson Mandela passed away in December 2013.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom

Doug recalls: "What an incredible privilege it was to serve President Mandela and his Foundation with this authorized collection of his most eternal and universal quotes. Working with Sello Hatang and Sahm Venter to select these quotes and to present them for the future felt like a sacred responsibility. We sold, entrusted really, this collection to a wonderful publishing partner, Malaika Adero at Atria."

...to select these quotes and to present them for the future felt like a sacred responsibility. "