AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

J M Ledgard

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Monday, February 14th, 2011

Fact Checking Mandela

It’s unfortunate the New York Times Book Review handed the appraisal of three recent books about Nelson Mandela–including Mandela’s own new book–to J.M. Ledgard, identified as “the Africa correspondent for The Economist.”* The books are Richard Stengel’s Mandela’s Way, David Smith’s Young Mandela, and Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela. First, there are the factual errors–at least three leap