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Anthony Sampson is a distinguished British journalist, the author of nearly twenty books, including Anatomy of Britain, The Seven Sisters, and Company Man. His connection with South Africa dates back to the 1950s, when he was editor of the black magazine Drum in Johannesburg and first met Nelson Mandela. He has visited and reported from the country many times since.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mandela, Nelson, 1918-Presidents South Africa Biography, South Africa Politics and government 20th century