AUTHOR: Nelson Mandela
READ by HAROLD in AUGUST 2013
The autobiography of Nelson Mandela moved me. I was inspired by how Mandela transcended his Xhosa roots to become one of the greatest bridge building political leaders of our time. Mandela always remained Xhosa even as he transcended that identity. As my critical consciousness was awakening with respect to religion, I read with interest how Mandela had a love interest at one point who was a Jehovah’s Witness. His views on this experience and on JWs were intriguing to me. I was not so aware of Mandela until a South African colleague spoke about him in 2007. More recently I visited the Mandela exhibit in Toronto.
HAROLD'S READING HISTORY
WHAT is THIS?
This digital bookshelf is, loosely defined, a collection of books that I (Harold Sikkema) have read over the years of my life. I began this list because I wanted to get a sense of my reading over time. I suppose the chronology also gives a picture of my evolving interests and concerns. I cannot claim that this is a complete list; there are lots of things I've read that are not listed here. I will add to my digital bookshelf as time allows. See also: A Compendium of Books, an earlier blog post reflecting on this effort.