To Our Readers: Nov. 28, 1994

TIME contributor Richard Stengel, 39, always regretted having been born too late to cover the U.S. civil rights movement. As a result he was drawn to South Africa, whose revolutionary political changes he calls "the greatest civil rights story ever." He has reported that story for TIME and other publications over the past eight years, and in 1990 he published January Sun, a book chronicling a day in the lives of three families in a Transvaal town. All of this won Stengel the job of collaborating with South African President Nelson Mandela on Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, which is...

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