WATCH: The prison letters of Nelson Mandela launched

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The Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations are well under way. This time, his 27 years as a political prisoner are being remembered in a new collection called The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

The Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations are well under way. This time, his 27 years as a political prisoner are being remembered in a new collection called The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations are well under way.

This time, his 27 years as a political prisoner are being remembered in a new collection called The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.

The documents were assembled from a collection from the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the SA National Archives.

Many of these letters have never been made public before.