A Mandela who set new Mand-ates

Published: Dec 07, 2013, 08:15 IST | Kanika Sharma |

From Nobel Peace Prize to Bharat Ratna, Nelson Mandela was one of the last of the rare human activists who changed the fate of humanity and a nation. We reproduce a few panels from an award-winning graphic novel based on the icon's life that was released last year

About the book

Nelson Mandela: The Unconquerable Soul by Author, Lewis Helfland and Illustrator Sankha Banerjee, Campfire.  R195. Available at leading book and online stores.

Nelson Mandela: The Unconquerable Soul was critically lauded at Comic Con in 2012. The insightful book with well-etched drawings and succinct episodes of his life is divided between black and white, and technicolour. Jason Quinn, the Creative Content Head at Campfire Graphic Novels shares, “We deliberately decided to keep the apartheid struggle in black and white. It is only after it became the rainbow nation, ie after Mandela’s release, that you see technicolour being introduced to the pages. From his childhood to his presidentship while he crusaded AIDS awareness, the book is all encompassing though admittedly, omits his later criticisms.

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