"IF I DIMINISH YOU, I DIMINISH MYSELF": FIRST EDITION OF THE RAINBOW PEOPLE OF GOD; SIGNED BY NOBEL LAUREATE DESMOND TUTU
The Rainbow People of God.
Tutu, Desmond; Foreword by Nelson Mandela.$500.00
Item Number: 3689
New York: Doubleday, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author, “God Bless You! Desmond Tutu July 95." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear.
Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and was only the second black person ever to receive it. In 1986 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa. In 1994, after the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela, Tutu was appointed as chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate apartheid-era crimes. His policy of forgiveness and reconciliation has become an international example of conflict resolution, and a trusted method of postconflict reconstruction. He is currently the chair of The Elders, where he gives vocal defense of human rights and campaigns for the oppressed.