Summary of Nelson Mandela | He is at the epicenter of our time

Summary of Nelson Mandela is the summary of las half of the passage of Nelson Mandela, from Apartheid Leader to President. His part was set in the HSC Dhaka Board Exam in 2022.

Passage

“He is at the epicenter of our time, ours in South Africa, and yours, wherever you are,”
Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer and Nobel Laureate for Literature, once remarked.
The years Mandela spent behind bars made him the world’s most celebrated political prisoner and a leader of mythic stature for millions of black
 South Africans and other oppressed people far beyond his country’s borders.
Charged with capital offences in the 1963 Rivonia Trial, his statement from the dock was his political testimony.
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.
“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities,” he told the court.
 “It is an ideal I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
 Friends adored Mandela and fondly called him “Madiba,” the clan name by which he was known. People lauded his humanity, kindness and dignity.

Summary

The passage focuses on the universality of Nelson Mandela.  Mandela was imprisoned . But he won the time and place through his struggle. He sacrificed his life during his lifetime to establish a discrimination free society. He not only fought against white dominion but also against black dominion. Actually he fought against all types of inequality for an ideal and democratic society.  This mighty spirited man was lauded by his countrymen for his humanity , kindness and dignity.

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