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Review: Mandela and the General

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero and first leader of the new South Africa, is an international symbol of the power of a popular movement to fight structural racism. But his fight for democracy almost spiraled into an all-out race war. Knowing he couldn’t avert a bloodbath on his own, he reached out to General Constand Viljoen, the former chief of apartheid South Africa’s military.

This graphic novel chronicles the struggle of transition of South African from the apartheid state to the democracy of today and the men who avoided war to do so.

With today’s reality this graphic novel by John Carlin and Oriol Malet is more interesting now than ever.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Mandela and the General

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero and first leader of the new South Africa, is an international symbol of the power of a popular movement to fight structural racism. But his fight for democracy almost spiraled into an all-out race war. Knowing he couldn’t avert a bloodbath on his own, he reached out to General Constand Viljoen, the former chief of apartheid South Africa’s military.

This graphic novel chronicles the struggle of transition of South African from the apartheid state to the democracy of today and the men who avoided war to do so.

With today’s reality this graphic novel by John Carlin and Oriol Malet is more interesting now than ever.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology
TFAW

 

 

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site

Preview: Mandela & the General

Mandela & the General

Story: John Carlin
Art: Oriol Malet
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Release: November 5

Today Nelson Mandela is an international icon: the first leader of the new South Africa, an anti-apartheid hero and a universal symbol of justice. But in 1994, Mandela’s nonviolent struggle for equality very nearly spiraled into an all-out war that would have only ended in “the peace of graveyards.” As the first post-apartheid elections approached with South African blacks poised to take power, the nation’s whites feared reprisal. White nationalist militias claiming 50,000 well-armed former soldiers stood ready to fight to the death to defend their cause. As tensions throughout the country mounted, Mandela began to meet and strategize with the unlikest of political allies—General Constand Viljoen, former chief of apartheid South Africa’s military. The two leaders met in secret, in the hopes of keeping their followers and radical fringe elements from acts of violence. Despite the misgivings of their advisers, the two men put aside their differences for the good of the country. This fall, Plough Publishing will presents MANDELA & THE GENERAL an original graphic novel about this seminal moment in world affairs, by John Carlin, the author of INVICTUS and senior international writer for El País, and the acclaimed artist Oriol Malet.

Mandela & The General a New Graphic Novel About Nelson Mandela

Today Nelson Mandela is an international icon: the first leader of the new South Africa, an anti-apartheid hero and a universal symbol of justice. But in 1994, Mandela’s nonviolent struggle for equality very nearly spiraled into an all-out war that would have only ended in “the peace of graveyards.”

As the first post-apartheid elections approached with South African blacks poised to take power, the nation’s whites feared reprisal. White nationalist militias claiming 50,000 well-armed former soldiers stood ready to fight to the death to defend their cause. As tensions throughout the country mounted, Mandela began to meet and strategize with the unlikest of political allies—General Constand Viljoen, former chief of apartheid South Africa’s military. The two leaders met in secret, in the hopes of keeping their followers and radical fringe elements from acts of violence. Despite the misgivings of their advisers, the two men put aside their differences for the good of the country. This fall, Plough Publishing presents Mandela & The General an original graphic novel about this seminal moment in world affairs, by John Carlin, the author of Invictus, and the acclaimed artist Oriol Malet.