Mandela: A symbol of dignity and resistance

2013-12-01 16:30

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As Prisoner 46664, Mandela could do little about his heroic persona. After he was liberated, he was to discover how difficult it was to undermine his own aura, writes Ariel Dorfman

This sacrosanct image was ­deliberately built by the ANC as a way of personalising the struggle against apartheid in one man who had already become something of a legend, a “Black Pimpernel”, during his clandestine years as head of the ANC’s armed wing.

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