Long Walk to Freedom - Part Two: Johannesburg Summary & Analysis

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Part Two: Johannesburg opens with a description of the practice of gold mining, and the suggestion that its extraction is the backbone of Johannesburg’s wealth. While the regent tries to locate them, Justice and Mandela are desperate to find jobs in Johannesburg. Under threat of arrest, Justice and Mandela make a new plan and go to see Dr. A.B. Xuma, then the president general of the ANC. Dr. Xuma connects Mandela to Walter Sisulu, who runs a real estate office specializing in properties for Africans. A local reverend helps Mandela find affordable housing in the house of Mr. Xhoma, “one of an elite handful of African landowners” (70) in the township of Alexandra. Walter also helps Mandela get a job as a clerk to Lazar Sidelsky while he is finishing his B.A. degree. Sidelsky’s firm is one of the...

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