“This is what we believe as African people: we believe in treating people the way we want to be treated. This is what inspired Grandad to fight for his people, and what helped him forgive his enemies too.”
The world celebrated what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday yesterday. Grandad Mandela is the story of his life and endless self-sacrificial work to end apartheid and bring about equality for all races in South Africa as told by Mandela’s daughter Zindzi to her grandchildren Zazi and Ziwelene. The poignant words and art in this biography will help readers begin to understand the impact of Mandela’s life and the ways in which they can continue his legacy.