Dare Not Linger - The Presidential Years

Author(s): Nelson Mandela; Graça Machel (Prologue by); Mandla Langa

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The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela's memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestsellerLong Walk to Freedom.

"I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended."

In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Five years later, he stood down. In that time, he and his government wrought the most extraordinary transformation, turning a nation riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy in which all South Africa's citizens, black and white, were equal before the law.Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidency, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term as president, but was unable to finish. Now the acclaimed South African author Mandla Langa has completed the task using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of previously unseen archival material. The result is a vivid and inspirational account of Mandela's presidency: years during which he overcame thechallenges of transition and made a reality of his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa.

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It goes without saying that Nelson Mandela’s story is one of courage and strength. This book is inspiring, covering mostly the presidential years and the political efforts this man made as the truly unique and strong leader he was. - Brooke, The Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9780374134716
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nelson Mandela; Graça Machel (Prologue by); Mandla Langa
  • : Hardback
  • : 384