Nelson Mandela http://nwpr.org en South Africa Through The Eyes Of A Post-Apartheid Generation http://nwpr.org/post/south-africa-through-eyes-post-apartheid-generation Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Next week, South Africa will go to the polls. It's a milestone election, coming 20 years after the country's first free election in 1994. It is also the first general election since the death of Nelson Mandela last December. Mon, 05 May 2014 01:48:00 +0000 editor 45446 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Will Your Book Sell? There's An Algorithm For That http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-will-your-book-sell-theres-algorithm <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a computer model that they say can use stylistic markers to predict the success of a book. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:38:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 39854 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Will Your Book Sell? There's An Algorithm For That An Elegy For Mandela Looks Back In Mourning, Forward In Hope http://nwpr.org/post/elegy-mandela-looks-back-mourning-forward-hope In his youth, Nelson Mandela cut a dashing figure. He was a revolutionary, an outlaw — by the early 1960s, he was living underground. And he had a nickname to match: he was known as the Black Pimpernel.<p>The nickname came from the titular character in <em>The Scarlet Pimpernel,</em> a novel set in the French Revolution. Like the original Pimpernel, Mandela was a master of disguise. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:52:00 +0000 NPR Staff 38695 at http://nwpr.org An Elegy For Mandela Looks Back In Mourning, Forward In Hope Book News: 'Stoner' Created Little Buzz In 1965, But Ignites In 2013 http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-stoner-created-little-buzz-1965-ignites-2013 <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>John Williams' novel <em>Stoner</em> sold a scant 2,000 copies when it was released almost 50 years ago. An understated novel about a Missouri academic named William Stoner, it went out of print the following year. But through a mysterious, even alchemical process, <em>Stoner</em> became one of the most talked-about books of 2013. Republished in 2006 by New York Review Books Classics, it was celebrated in the press. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:29:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38454 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'Stoner' Created Little Buzz In 1965, But Ignites In 2013 Book News: Remembering Nelson Mandela, The Author http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-remembering-nelson-mandela-author <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Nelson Mandela, political leader and international icon of liberation, was also a wordsmith, an orator and writer whose eloquence was one of his most valuable tools in the fight for freedom in South Africa. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:42:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38452 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Remembering Nelson Mandela, The Author The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela http://nwpr.org/post/man-myth-reading-list-nelson-mandela Growing up in apartheid South Africa with widespread state censorship, it was hard to get to know our political leaders. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 & 30258 at http://nwpr.org The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela