Madiba preferred to write longhand – Zelda la Grange chats about Nelson Mandela’s writing process
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Dare Not Linger, the sequel to Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, is out from Pan Macmillan South Africa in October.

Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela’s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term of office but was unable to finish.

Now, acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela’s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of unseen archive material.

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Nelson Mandela’s former personal assistant Zelda la Grange, who typed up the manuscript, reveals the president’s writing process.

‘It was a very difficult process for Madiba, he didn’t quite embrace technology,’ La Grange explains. ‘Because he was removed from society for such a long time he didn’t develop as fast as technology did, so it was very foreign to him.’

La Grange says she suggested Mandela dictate the book to her or onto a recorder, but he refused.

‘I think he felt he did a better job writing it longhand,’ she says.

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Mandela's former personal assistant, Zelda La Grange, reveals the president's writing process. #DareNotLinger #ThePresidentialYears

Posted by Pan Macmillan South Africa on Thursday, October 12, 2017


Categories International Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Dare Not Linger Long Walk to Freedom Mandla Langa Nelson Mandela Pan Macmillan SA Video Zelda la Grange

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