The Rainbow People Of God traces South Africa's glorious victory over apartheid in the writings and speeches of one its central figures, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. From the graveside of Steven Biko to the triumphant inauguration of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa, Tutu's words and presence helped shape events and led South Africa toward justice and freedom. This astonishing tapestry of narrative is not only a valuable historical document of those significant events, but it also showcases the unique sense of spirit of one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the world. Tested through the greatest adversity, these writings will endure for generations to come by their truly powerful combination of compassion and strength.
Desmond Tutu, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, retired as Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa, in 1996. He is active as a lecturer throughout the world and was recently a visiting professor at Emory University in Atlanta.
"Accessible and absorbing."--San Francisco Chronicle
"The Rainbow People Of God shows Tutu to be a gifted warrior."--USA Today
"Clear, succinct and exciting"--The Washington Post
"Impressive . . .What comes across forcefully is what Tutu calls 'the centrality of the spiritual."--The Christian Science Monitor
"[Tutu's writings] take on the fresh power of conviction and example and remind us that moral authority ultimately depends on a vision that is universal."--Chicago Tribune