Search Results: "Mpho Tutu"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"There is a disconnect between the gravitas of the surname Tutu in relationship to what is basically a self-help book. Tutu's No Future Without Forgiveness (1999) is a far weightier and more worthy discussion of the topic."
A practical call for forgiveness from people who learned it the hard way. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A commanding and important work that will captivate readers with its unique voice, narrative power, and unforgettable scenes of life in southern Africa. (17 b&w photos, not seen)"
An African woman's poignant and beautifully crafted memoir lyrically portrays the brutal poverty and reliance on ritual that shape the lives of her people, the Basotho. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"What emerges is a documentary history (albeit in only one voice) of the protracted death of apartheid and an affirmation of nonracial democracy by a man whose political acts are emphatically motivated by his Christian faith."
This chronologically arranged collection of speeches, writings, and letters by Nobelist Desmond Tutu, Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, offers some gripping primary source material from the battle against apartheid. Read full book review >

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NO FUTURE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS by Desmond Mpilo Tutu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"In its sober depiction and searing indictment of evil and in its never-maudlin advocacy of love, this is a masterpiece. (Author tour)"
The story of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and a meditation on evil and forgiveness from Nobel laureate Tutu (The Rainbow People of God: The Making of a Peaceful Revolution, 1994). Read full book review >

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GOD’S DREAM by Desmond Tutu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The noteworthy illustrations include a touching spread showing children of different faiths all praying in their own way and attractive endpapers with a patchwork of African patterned fabrics. (Picture book/religion. 3-8)"
Archbishop Tutu shares his philosophy in simple but eloquent words intended for young children, accompanied by Pham's appealing illustrations of sweet-faced children of different ethnicities. Read full book review >

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DESMOND AND THE VERY MEAN WORD by Desmond Tutu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A thought-provoking lesson for young readers on the destructiveness of bullying and racism. (letter to readers from Tutu, author's note) (Picture book/memoir. 4-8)"
Archbishop Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, remembers a life-changing and life-affirming moment from his childhood in racist South Africa. Read full book review >