Long Walk to Freedom - Part Ten: Talking with the Enemy Summary & Analysis

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In Part Ten, Mandela addresses the possibility that he and the other ANC leaders were transferred to Pollsmoor in an attempt to separate liberation leadership from the masses of prisoners. Pollsmoor is easier for Mandela’s family to visit than Robben Island. In 1984, Mandela and Winnie are finally allowed, for the first time, a contact visit. Mandela notes that it had been 21 years since holding his wife’s hand.

In the 1980s, the ANC experiences a new boost in popularity. Mandela is taken for surgery due to an enlarged prostate. Upon his return, he is taken to a new cell, in solitude. Although he initially resents it, he uses the time as an opportunity to rethink hi strategy. He realizes that it was time for both sides to talk, if they wanted to avoid an outright war. Acting more...

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