Zed Books' first e-book short is an essay by Elleke Boehmer on Nelson Mandela.
The essay, taken from forthcoming title Africa’s Peacemakers: Nobel Peace Laureates of African Descent (February)is titled Nelson Mandela: The Black Pimpernel (r.r.p. £2.08). Boehmer traces the Nobel line of inheritance passed from Mandela to Obama, demonstrating how 'Madiba' emerged as a skilled orator and master of political theatre, characteristics which Obama would later adopt to great success.
The e-book short is available now as an epub and mobi file on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ebooks.com, Firsty, Kobo, Gardners, Overdrive and Sony.
Anneberth Lux, sales director, said: “This is a great essay and a fine tribute to Nelson Mandela. We wanted to make it instantly available in digital format for people to read and be inspired by now, rather than wait for the full book to be published in February."
She added: "We also hope it will spark interest in the book from which it is taken, Africa’s Peacemakers. It is the first part of an on-going strategy to explore the flexibility which digital publishing brings.”
Boehmer is also the author of Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Publishing) and Nelson Mandela: A Brief Insight (Sterling).