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Nelson Mandela Tribute Honors His Life in New Comic Book
Published:
12/16/2013 1:25:21 PM


Book cover courtesy of Bluewater Productions
 

The 32-page comic book chronicles his life in pictures, one of the late 20-century's most influential people. The comic book is written by Clay & Susan Griffith, illustrated by famed artist Pablo Martinena.

Nelson Mandela of South Africa is one of the most important figures of the last century. He was symbol of the struggle against racial and political oppression, and a model for sustaining that struggle with grace and decency. Born into an elite family of the Thembu people, Mandela could have had an elevated place under European control, but he chose a different route. He became a successful lawyer, political activist, national leader, fugitive guerrilla, and finally a prisoner of South Africa's brutal white supremacist apartheid regime.

After over 27 years in prison, Mandela walked free to become the first black president in South Africa's first multi-racial election. Refusing to equate victory with revenge, he called on both supporters and former oppressors to work to heal his fragile country. Mandela realized his place in African democracy, so he set an example by relinquishing power after his term in office. He has since gone on to become a beloved international figure that will be missed.

"Not only is this a great way to understand the importance of his contribution to the world, but a great tool for kids to read about him in a different medium," added Davis.

"Our biography comic books are now taught in schools and libraries for students and reluctant readers".

"The Tribute line of comic books tells the stories of people that have made a significant difference in the world while they were with us that," says Bluewater publisher, Darren G. Davis "It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world."

In the past, Bluewater has featured such luminaries as Ronald Reagan, Ted Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and James Dean.

Digital copies will also be available for $1.99. Download the comic to your e-reader from iTunes, Amazon, Nook, Kobo, ComiXology, Google Play, DriveThru Comics, Wowio, iVerse, and more.

Print copies of the book can be ordered at Comic Flea Market for $3.99.

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