BENEFIT NIGHT AND TALK WITH: CARLOS COLLADO SEIDEL, JONAS LÜSCHER, IJOMA MANGOLD, UWE TIMM, WIEBKE PULS, JULIA RIEDLER AND MANY MORE
In a world that seems to have lost its moral compass, Mandela’s breathtaking letters from his 27-year imprisonment remind us that freedom and justice are not negotiable. In 1962, at the height of a brutal campaign by the South African apartheid regime against the political opposition, Nelson Mandela, a forty-four-year-old lawyer and activist of the African National Congress (ANC), was arrested. During his 10,052 days in prison, the future leader of South Africa wrote a large number of letters to obstinate prison authorities, comrades-in-arms, government officials and, in particular, to his wife Winnie and five children. Now more than 250 selected letters, most of them hitherto unpublished, give us an immediate impression of this extraordinary person.
The proceeds will be donated to the Writers-in-Prison program of the PEN Centre Germany.
Partners: PEN Center Germany, Münchner Kammerspiele, Lehmkuhl bookshop, Verlag C.H.Beck