The Authorised Portrait

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The remarkable story of Desmond Tutu's courage, faith, perseverance, and his life-long commitment to the liberation of the oppressed. TUTU: THE AUTHORISED PORTRAIT is a celebration of eighty years of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an icon whose humanity and compassion has touched the lives of millions. Born in South Africa's Transvaal and trained as a teacher because his family couldn't afford to send him to medical school, Desmond Tutu was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1960. He has dedicated his life to vigorously opposing apartheid and all forms of oppression, always advocating non-violence, peaceful reconciliation and social justice for all. Featuring a biography by legendary South African journalist Allister Sparks written with the full co-operation of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and over forty interviews conducted by Tutu's daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu with close family, friends, colleagues, comrades and adversaries, complemented by an unprecedented collection of images and unpublished artefacts drawn from Tutu's private files, this is a phenomenal story of one man's life-long commitment to the liberation of the oppressed.
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : 2011
ISBN: 9780733627811
Branch Call Number: B 283.092 TUTU
Characteristics: xiii, 318 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Abrams, Doug
Tutu, Mpho A.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at LCCL

To Top