Tutu by Allister Sparks

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Commemorating Desmond Tutu's eightieth birthday, this stirring biography commemorates the life, philosophy, faith, and achievements of one of the greatest moral heroes of our time. Written by Allister Sparks, Tutu: Authorized featuring contributions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Barack Obama, and Nelson Mandela, as well as interviews given by Reverend Mpho Tutu, Desmond Tutu’s daughter, to world leaders and public figures including Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Bono, Richard Branson, and F.W. de Klerk. A stirring exploration and graphically rich presentation of one of the world’s most inspirational and altruistic figures, Tutu: Authorized overflows with illuminating revelations about Tutu’s life and resonates with insights into how we can each work to improve peace, fairness, and happiness in the world around us.

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Allister Sparks has been a friend to Desmond Tutu for many decades. He was editor of the Rand Daily Mail and South African correspondent for The Washington Post, The Observer (London), NRC Handelsblad, and The Economist. He was named International Editor of the Year by World Press Review magazine and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting of racial unrest in South Africa during 1985. In 1992 Sparks founded the Institute for Advanced Journalism to upgrade the standard of journalism in South Africa.
Published October 4, 2011 by HarperOne. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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“What Tutu: Authorized reveals, in meticulous and articulate detail, is the little man’s fearless and unflagging determination and his crucial role in the fight against one of the world’s most cruel forms of oppression—apartheid.”

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Los Angeles Times

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The authorized biography reads more like a textbook than a dramatic narrative, but readers seeking to know the archbishop better won't be wholly disappointed.

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