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Mandela: The Authorised Biography

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Mandela: The Authorized Biography is a biography of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. It was written by journalist Anthony Sampson.[1] It was published in 1999. Sampson's book was one of the first to talk about such issues such as Winnie Mandela's crimes, and State President Frederik Willem de Klerk's suspected attempts to use the security forces to derail peace talks.


  1. Mandela: The Authorised Biography, p.438.