A powerful, intimate portrait of the late South African president and apartheid leader Nelson Mandela from the white Afrikaner woman who overcame her own upbringing and prejudice to serve as one of his private secretaries.
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.