Don’t miss the launch of I Remember Nelson Mandela in Joburg
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Jacana Media and Exclusive Books invite you to the book launch of I Remember Nelson Mandela, edited by Vimla Naidoo and Sahm Venter.
I Remember Nelson Mandela is a collection of remembrances from those who worked with, for and beside Mandela.
More than one hundred individuals, from household staff to bodyguards and presidential advisors, have offered their memories, which provide warm, poignant and often humorous insights into what it was like behind the scenes with one of the most revered and beloved political figures the world has seen.
I Remember Nelson Mandela is the dream-child of Graça Machel who, some months after Nelson Mandela’s passing on 5 December 2013, met with former members of his staff to thank them for their service. Listening to their stories inspired the creation of this, the perfect gift book.
It was important to me that the stories of those close to him be published so that fifty years from now, even a hundred years from now, when future generations want to know who Nelson Mandela was, they would not only be told the story of the head of state, but they would be able to read the story of a human being with a caring heart and generous soul. – Graça Machel
Date: 6 June 2018
Venue: Social Kitchen & Bar, Hyde Park Corner