Ndaba Mandela | Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Ndaba Mandela | Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 7:00 PM

The Carter Center
453 Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandela's life through the eyes of a child 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.

In a story that has never been told,Going to the Mountain tells the tale of how Nelson Mandela steered his grandson Ndaba from his reckless youth (shirking school, fighting in gangs) to his maturation into a fully realized and principled adulthood--all as an often-single parent in his years after political imprisonment and through his landmark presidency of South Africa. On a scale both intimate and epic, the book will detail the gripping arc of Ndaba's own extraordinary journey, which mirrors that of South Africa's, from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born, to the presidential mansion in which he grew up, and the challenged times in which he lives now.

For years, people have asked Ndaba to write his remarkable story in a book--including, significantly, many of his prominent supporters. Now, with the approach of Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday in July 2018, and global momentum building around the occasion and his foundation's efforts, Ndaba is being embraced by an extraordinary network of supporters--and he feels ready. This is the time.

On Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Carter Center Mandela discusses his new book with Jason Carter, grandson of President Jimmy Carter. Audience Q&A and a book signing follow this discussion. 


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Admission price for individuals is simply the price of the book + tax ($28.31) and includes a copy of Going to the Mountain, which Mr. Mandela will sign at the event. Admission for two is just an extra $5. This does not include another copy of the book.

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