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Excellent read. Very informative. Profound. A nostalgic hark back to an innocent new South Africa. This book is a fitting follow-up to the legendary “Long Walk To Freedom”. However, poor pronunciation of African names by the narrator spoilt the experience. I can’t fathom how a South African who understands the nuances of our languages did not get the narrating gig.
I found this hard going in many places, not as readable as The Long Walk To Freedom. I stuck with it as an audio book, I would not have finished a wri5copy. Historically very interesting and I'm glad I read it.
Beautifully written and connected together by Mandla Langa. Among many other transition achievements, this book gives excellent testimony to the job Mandela led, at many times solo, of averting more violence and even civil war. Sadly a British actor, Adrian Lester, was chosen over a South African isiXhosa speaking actor for example. The narration is riddled throughout with mispronunciations of just about every Afrikaans term and several isiXhosa ones, including, most disappointingly, the word Xhosa itself - the name of the people who hail from Mandela’s home of the Eastern Cape.
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