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How does Mandela’s understanding of Communism evolve over the memoir?

This question asks readers to think about Mandela’s ideological influences and beliefs. Though Mandela never embraced Communism and in Long Walk to Freedom advocates for a more moderate and African style of capitalism, Mandela describes his increasing intellectual interest in Communist writers and thinkers in the chapter, “Birth of a Freedom Fighter.”

How does Mandela’s opinion about the role of non-black Africans in the freedom struggle change in the memoir?

Mandela describes in the first several parts how, as a young man, he believed that the movement for the end to apartheid should be pursued separately, among separate groups. He believed that Indians, Coloreds, and blacks should fight separately for their separate causes. However, by the end of his life, Mandela explains that he had dramatically revised this perspective. Even by 1955, Mandela played an...

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