Baker & Taylor
An authorized biography of the Anglican archbishop of South Africa who has spent his life fighting injustice includes interviews by Tutu's daughter with world leaders who witnessed Tutu's life and worked alongside him.
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.
A celebration of the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an icon whose humanity and compassion has touched millions of lives around the world. Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, Desmond Tutu was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1960. He vigorously opposed apartheid and has dedicated his life to fighting all forms of oppression, advocating nonviolence, peaceful reconciliation, and social justice for all. This book features an authorized biography by legendary South African journalist Allister Sparks and includes interviews by Tutu's daughter, Reverend Mpho A. Tutu, with historical figures who witnessed Tutu's life and worked alongside him, such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Bono, and Sir Richard Branson, as well as intimate interviews with his wife, family, and closest friends. Complemented by images and unpublished artifacts drawn from Tutu's private files.--From publisher description.
Including interviews by Tutu's daughter with world leaders such Nelson Mandela, and featuring a foreward from the Dalai Lama, this authorized biography, published to coincide with his 80th birthday, pays tribute to the Anglican archbishop of South Africa who has spent his life fighting injustice. 20,000 first printing.