The Simple Guide To Nelson Mandela Although a simple guide this book tries to share with you the struggles and triumphs of this great man. It covers the life of Nelson Mandela starting with an explanation of The Apartheid and National Party. A short look at his family is followed by his education and early years with the ANC. We take a look at how Mandela showed his leadership qualities and his imprisonment. Violence and the threat of a military faction of the ANC showed the South African president that he needed help from Mandela. This was the the new beginning Mandela had dreamed of for many years. His release from prison and the becoming president wrap up a fascinating story.