Going to the Mountain

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

Hardback (28 Jun 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'You empower yourself and then you reach out to others.'

Uplifting life lessons from one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known... through the eyes of the grandson whose life he changed forever.

In his book Going to the Mountain, Ndaba Mandela shares the story of his coming-of-age alongside South Africa's rebirth. It is a remarkable journey, and one that took him from the violent, segregated Soweto ghettos to his grandfather's presidential home.

As a young boy, Ndaba was constantly shunted from place to place. But at eleven years old he was unexpectedly invited to live with his grandfather, Nelson Mandela, even though he had met him only once before, during a prison visit. And, slowly, they built a relationship that would affect both of them profoundly.

Ndaba's teenage years were complicated, but as he approached his twenty-first birthday, Mandela decided that Ndaba was finally ready to 'go to the mountain' - a test of courage during which you become a man. At the end of this gruelling ritual journey, the elders of the Mandelas' tribe gathered and Ndaba's grandfather was there, as ever, to share his greatest life lessons.

From Nelson Mandela, Ndaba learned the spirit of endurance, the triumph of forgiveness, the power of resistance and the beauty of reconciliation. And as Mandela grew older, Ndaba had the chance to repay his grandfather's love and support by demonstrating the ways in which he'd understood all that he had taught him.

Intimate and inspirational, Going to the Mountain is a powerful reminder of how one person can impact profoundly on another, and a testament to the awesome power within us to change ourselves and our world.

About the Publisher

Hutchinson

Hutchinson

Founded in 1887 by George Hutchinson with capital of three thousand pounds, Hutchinson opened for business in the basement of 25 Paternostor Row, near St Paul's Cathedral. It is the home of fiction that you have to press into the hands of your friends and non-fiction that is entertaining and erudite. We publish bestsellers, Helen Dunmore, Sebastian Faulks, Robert Harris, Douglas Kennedy and Ruth Rendell, book club favourites, Aimee Bender, Anna Quindlen. We are committed to discovering new talent that combine a distinctive voice with great storytelling skills and recent acquisitions include Bonnie Nadzam, longlisted for the Women’s Prize, New York Times bestsellers, Sloane Crosley, Ayana Mathis, Marisha Pessl and Amor Towles.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786331557
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Hutchinson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 968.071092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vi, 258
Weight: 418g
Height: 145mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 27mm