Rabble-rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu
John Allen
"Rabble-Rouser for Peace" is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere. Published to coincide with his 75th birthday, "Rabble-Rouser for Peace" contains never before seen material, including details of secret files of the apartheid government, how the Nobel Peace Prize was actually won by Tutu, the truth about his relationship with F W de Klerk, as well as his criticisim of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Drawn from 30 years of the author's first-hand contact with Tutu, this is not only a vivid character study of a public figure with a unique capacity to communicate warmth, humour and compassion but also a rich account of his dynamic place in history. The story of Desmond Tutu's life tells a crucial part of South Africa's history and its movement towards peace, but it also follows the growth of one of the best loved and globally most recognised men of our time.

ISBN: 9781844135714
Catalogue code: N/A
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE - published 15/10/2006
Format: Hardback