Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange audiobook

Good Morning, Mr Mandela: A Memoir

By Zelda la Grange
Read by Adjoa Andoh

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780525428282

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665156851

  • ISBN: 9781665156837

  • ISBN: 9781665156844

Runtime: 14.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A white Afrikaner, Zelda la Grange grew up in segregated South Africa, supporting the regime and the rules of apartheid. Her conservative family referred to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela as “a terrorist.” Yet just a few years after his release and the end of apartheid, she would be traveling the world by Mr. Mandela's side, having grown to respect and cherish the man she would come to call “Khulu,” or “Grandfather.” Good Morning, Mr Mandela tells the extraordinary story of how a young woman's life, beliefs, prejudices—everything she once believed—were utterly transformed by the man she had been taught was the enemy. It is the incredible journey of an awkward, terrified young secretary in her twenties who rose from a job in a government typing pool to become one of the president's most loyal and devoted associates. This audiobook offers a rare, intimate portrait of Nelson Mandela and his remarkable life as well as moving proof of the power we all have to change. Includes an introduction read by the author as well as an author interview.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Good Morning, Mr. Mandela, Zelda la Grange recounts her remarkable life at the right hand of the man we both knew and loved. It's a tribute to both of them—to Madiba’s eye for talent and his capacity for trust and to Zelda’s courage to take on a great challenge and her capacity for growth. This story proves the power of making politics personal and is an important reminder of the lessons Madiba taught us all.” President Bill Clinton
“President Nelson Mandela’s choice of the young Afrikaner typist Zelda la Grange as his most trusted aide embodied his commitment to reconciliation in South Africa. She repaid his trust with loyalty and integrity. I have the highest regard for her.” Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
“Zelda la Grange has a singular perspective on Nelson Mandela, having served as his longtime personal aide, confidante and close friend. She is a dear friend to both of us and a touchstone to all of us who loved Madiba. Her story of their journey together demonstrates how a man who transformed an entire nation also had the power to transform the life of one extraordinary woman.” Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary, actor, producer of Invictus
“A loving portrait of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) by a devoted assistant…In this warm tribute, la Grange testifies to Mandela’s charm and charisma and the profound changes he effected in her own life.” Kirkus Reviews
“Adjoa Andoh’s narration of author la Grange’s interactions with Mandela as one of the white members of his staff is laced with the cadence of South African-accented English. It may take some time for the listener to become accustomed to its rhythms, pronunciations, and pace, but the overall effect is a deeply felt account. While Andoh’s attempts to portray black South African speech may sound heavy on the ear, the fascinating anecdotes will keep one engaged.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Zelda la Grange

Author Bio: Zelda la Grange

Zelda la Grange was born in 1970 in Boksburg, South Africa, and began working as a secretary for the South African government in 1992, in the Department of State Expenditure. In 1993 she moved to the Human Resources division, and in 1994 she joined the office of the first democratically elected president of South Africa as a senior ministerial typist. She became one of President Mandela’s three private secretaries in 1997. In 2002 she left government and became a full-time employee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English