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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zelda la Grange Narrator: Zelda la Grange, Adjoa Andoh Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781622315260
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The author, a white woman who grew up in segregated South Africa supporting apartheid, eventuall rose from the typing pool to become one of Nelson Mandela's private secretaries during his presidency. She traveled the world by his side, having come to resp Download and start listening now!


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  • “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.”


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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Adjoa Andoh is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff, Brenda Mazikubo, alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.