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Going to the mountain : life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela / Ndaba Mandela.

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ISBN#9780316486576
BIB ID#2203359
Call# B Mandela

Going to the mountain

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xv, 256 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
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Idolophu egqibeleleyo iyakusoloko imgama : "The perfect city is always along way off" -- Umthi omde ufunyanwa yimimoya enzima : "The tall tree catches the hard wind" -- Umntana ngowoluntu : "No child belongs to one house" -- Kuhlangene isanga nenkohla : "The wonderful and the impossible sometimes collide" -- Uzawubona uba umoya ubheka ngaphi : "Listen to the direction of the wind" -- Ulwazi alukhulelwa : "One does not become great by claiming greatness" -- Isikhuni sibuya nomkhwezeli : "A brand burns him who stirs it up" -- Intyatyambo engayi kufa ayibonakali : "The flower that never dies is invisible" -- Ukwaluka : "Going to the Mountain" -- Indlu enkulu ifuna : "A great house needs a strong broom" -- Akukho rhamncwa elingagqumiyo emngxumeni walo : "There is no beast that does not roar in its own den." "An intimate look at one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known ... through the eyes of a child whose life he changed forever. To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply 'Granddad.' In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasn't an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him, especially his family, and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfather's home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic, Ndaba's extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africa's coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfather's legacy. Going to the Mountain is, in the end, a story about unlocking the power within each of us. It's a cautionary tale about how a child's life can go one way or the other, depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change."--Jacket.

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Summary/Annotation ->  The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him, chronicling Ndaba Mandela's life living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known.

To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain , Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways.

It wasn't an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him, especially his family, and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfather's home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic, Ndaba's extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africa's coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfather's legacy.

Going to the Mountain is, in the end, a story about unlocking the power within each of us. It's a cautionary tale about how a child's life can go one way or the other, depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.

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