Tutu: Authorized

Tutu: Authorized By Allister Sparks Mpho Tutu, Tutu Authorized 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
  • Title: Tutu: Authorized
  • Author: Allister Sparks Mpho Tutu
  • ISBN: 9780062088017
  • Page: 375
  • Format: ebook
  • Tutu: Authorized By Allister Sparks Mpho Tutu, 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 TuCommemorating 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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    About "Allister Sparks Mpho Tutu"

    1. Allister Sparks Mpho Tutu

      Allister Haddon Sparks was a South African writer, journalist and political commentator He was the editor of The Rand Daily Mail when it broke Muldergate, the story of how the apartheid government secretly funded information projects.Sparks later wrote a number of critically acclaimed books on South Africa s transition from apartheid, including Tomorrow is Another Country 1996 , The Mind of South Africa 1991 and recently Beyond the Miracle Inside the New South Africa University of Chicago Press 2006 Sparks founded the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in South Africa and was its executive director from 1992 to 1997.

    922 thoughts on “Tutu: Authorized”

    1. This is a powerful account about a gifted man who perhaps had the greatest influence over process from apartheid to one man one vote representative government in South Africa We lived in SA in 1985 and the papers did not report all the atrocities, nor did they relate Tutu s dramatic influence over his black and white brothers and sisters So we are glad to have read this account a tome, filled with testimonials accounts of people all over the world, as well as giving an in depth narrative of Tutu [...]


    2. If you adore the television series starring Martin Sheen titled West Wing , and are old enough to remember the anti apartheid protests of the mid to late 80s and the early 90s, chances are that you will find this book engaging.Or, if you have a spiritual bent and find the topic of forgiveness fascinating, this book will be interesting as well.The book is a political history of the period The political intrigue that you get to learn about, from the Western powers who influenced the Afrikaaners So [...]


    3. Tutu s story is a necessary one to tell in our world s recent history He is a powerful figure who was a driving force behind the destruction of apartheid, and remains a booming voice for change behind some of the world s most urgent current issues.This book only does an adequate job of telling his story From this work, one can learn much about the trajectory of Tutu s life and his values, but it does so at a surface level This book lionizes Tutu without going into much depth about the complexiti [...]


    4. The authorized biography of Desmond Tutu is an interesting read I ve had this one on my to read list for quite a while, as I ve been fascinated by Tutu s achievements and his ideology While it partly lived up to my expectations, on the whole I found this a very frustrating read, due, I suspect, to competing agendas on the part of it s co authors On one hand, perhaps reflecting the influence of Mpho Tutu, Desmond Tutu s daughter, the book reads as a glowing tribute to Tutu At the end of each chap [...]


    5. It s a good practice, I think, to read books about inspiring people who have lived remarkable lives It s a way of learning to see the world through the eyes of those who have most profoundly shaped it For my part, I ve made it a point to learn what I can from Nobel Peace Prize winners folks like Martin Luther King, Jr Wangari Maathai, Elie Wiesel, Adolfo P rez Esquivel, Dag Hammarskj ld, and Mother Teresa.Another remarkably inspiring Nobel laureate for me is Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who led the [...]


    6. What a pleasure it was to read this delightful book Really enjoyed spending time with one of my top personal heros, the Arch, Desmond Tutu As one of the super Laureates, along with the Dalai Lama, he istruly one of the greatest living spiritual leaders of our times I have followed him since I worked as an activist against the Apartheid in South Africa That was back in the 80 s when I was living in England Anyway, this man is certainly one of the most beloved and admired people on earth And one o [...]


    7. I was fascinated by him during my coffee shop enigmatic poetry black turtleneck years and then again in young adulthood as he received the Nobel Peace Prize, when I traveled to Africa it was to the east not the south and so he only briefly figured on my mental screens and in my leisure reading I picked this book up as a fan of Spark s reporting style knowing I would love the medium and method of portraying a modern myth I picked this up for the teller and immediately fell in love with the story [...]


    8. I really struggled to get through this book In fact it took me months Which was disappointing, because I was really looking forward to reading it Desmond Tutu is one of my greatest heroes I think it was a combination of factors that formed my opinion It wasn t a straight out biography, but sometimes jumped from one place to another without a real flow The text was interrupted by little pieces by people Tutu has known, worked with or influenced And it was a good old fashioned hagiography Not that [...]


    9. I gave up on page 75 Tutu is an amazing man but this book is not amazing Maybe it would have been better if I had full knowledge on the situation in South Africa at the time I found myself looking up a lot of things the book would talk about or reference but didn t actually explain it in the book It was also very dry, I think if I had read the whole thing I would have learned a lot but I couldn t force myself through any .



    10. It is so inspiring to read about this great man s life The story is a bit fragmented with anecdotes from different people in his life but I think that I will push on through and finish.




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