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The authorized biography of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world's most charismatic peace campaigners and spiritual leaders, now in paperback

Rabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere.

Drawn from 30 years of the author's first-hand contact with Desmond Tutu, this is not only a vivid character study of a public figure with a unique capacity to communicate warmth, humour and compassion; it is also a rich account of his dynamic place in history.

The story of Desmond Tutu's life tells a crucial part of South Africa's history and its movement from Apartheid towards peace, but it also follows the growth of one of the best loved and globally most recognised men of our time.

Reviews

Wonderfully humanising

Observer

A powerful account

Catholic Herald

Definitive biography of a truly phenomenal life

South Africa Times

Surprising and inspirational

Choice

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Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781448146413

    April 24, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    512 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781846040641

    December 3, 2007

    Rider

    512 pages

    RRP $32.99

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