Despite the world's fascination with Nelson Mandela, much of his life remains a mystery.

But a new book, Conversations with Myself, is offering a rare insight into the heart and soul of an icon who was at the forefront of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.


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The publication is based on Mandela's personal reflections, letters written by him during his 27 years in prison, and hours of recordings for an unfinished autobiography that would have been a sequel to his memoir Long Walk to Freedom.

On Thursday's Riz Khan, we speak with Ahmed Kathrada, a veteran of the anti-apartheid movement who served decades in jail with Mandela, and discuss his conversations with his legendary friend.

This episode of Riz Khan aired from Thursday, October 14, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera