Thursday, June 19, 2014
Giveaway - Good Morning, Mr. Mandela by Zelda La Grange
I am pleased to be able to offer a giveaway of this title which came out June 19th in South Africa and was embargoed around the world until that date. Zelda La Grange was a twenty-something white Afrikaner who became a typist and close personal assistant to Mr. Mandela. She is the first among Mandela's inner circle to write a memoir.
Very little has been written about this book in advance of its publication, but Zelda La Grange's Facebook page gives you some idea of the kind of reaction people are having to the fact of the memoir. Some press reports are coming out now. The reason I thought this memoir would be an interesting one is because on La Grange's Facebook profile she reprints The Four Agreements. I'd heard of the book by this name, but I'd never looked inside that book to see what the four agreements actually were. I really like them, and it seems like Mandela would have liked them, too. This is a a rare opportunity to get an intimate portrait of the man called Madiba.
The Viking Division of Penguin Random House has offered a copy of this book to a reader of my blog to coincide with the the on-sale date in stores. I have not yet read it, but will be reading it along with you this summer. I will choose from among interested readers on June 24th and will contact the winner by email to ask for you address. Viking Penguin Random House will send the book to you directly.
A winner has been chosen! Thank you everyone. There was great interest in this title. I subsequently reviewed this title along with the winner of this giveaway and you can read our reviews here.
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