“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.”