Post-prison Nelson Mandela: A ‘made-in-America hero’

@article{Lukhele2012PostprisonNM,
  title={Post-prison Nelson Mandela: A ‘made-in-America hero’},
  author={Francis F. Lukhele},
  journal={Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des {\'e}tudes africaines},
  year={2012},
  volume={46},
  pages={289 - 301}
}
  • F. Lukhele
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Art
  • Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue canadienne des études africaines
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