The Legend: Nelson Mandela
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
This story captures the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and his struggle against apartheid and its attendant harsh effects on South Africans. The author takes time to trace Mandela’s history from childhood, through his prison experiences and fight against oppression, till his eventual attainment of Presidency of South Africa.
It is beautifully illustrated and written not only for children but for the young at heart who may not have full knowledge of the character of Nelson Mandela.
Dapo Adeleke was born in Ile-Ogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. He was educated at St. Matthew's Anglican Primary School, Onipanu, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State and the University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. He graduated in 1985 with Honors Degree in English.
Dapo Adeleke currently resides in Lagos. He was a Senior Management Staff of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) between 1999 and 2004. He at present works as the Director of Administration in a Ministry.