Nelson Mandela's story is divided into nine chapters each of which is published as a 28-page comic.
STAEDTLER is proud to sponsor the 5th episode titled "Prisoner 466/64" which covers the period from 1964 until 1982 during which Mr. Mandela was incarcerated on Robben Island.
A million copies of this issue will be distributed free of charge across South Africa.
The Madiba Legacy Series, launched in October 2005, is aimed at reaching South Africa's huge youth audience.
It traces the lives of Mr Mandela, his family and close comrades in the context of South African struggles against colonialism, segregation, apartheid and global marginalization.
Easier to read than conventional books, the comics are aimed at those beyond reach of other kinds of written media because of poverty, illiteracy, geographic isolation, technological barriers and underdeveloped reading cultures.