Listen to Nelson Mandela: The Presidential Years

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To celebrate the launch of Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years, Mandla Langa’s biography of Nelson Mandela, a host of famous names from the world of activism, politics and journalism gathered on the Royal Festival Hall stage for readings from the book, and a discussion on the life and impact of Mandela.

Nelson Mandela: The Presidential Years by Southbank Centre

Introduced by UN Special Envoy for Global Education, and former British Prime Minister, Rt Hon Gordon Brown, a high profile panel discuss the legacy of Nelson Mandela in a troubled world.

The high-profile panel in discussion are South African novelist, poet and biographer of Mandela, Mandla Langa, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, the former Labour MP and anti-apartheid campaigner, Lord Peter Hain, and the American-British playwright and broadcaster Bonnie Greer, chaired by the journalist Jon Snow.

The panel discussion is framed by readings from Langa’s book, delivered by the actor Adrian Lester.

Mandela represents what we lack, and what we’re fast losing. Humility defines itself at a time when we lack human solidarity; instead of building bridges we are looking for more options for walls
Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

This event took place at Southbank Centre as part of the 2017 London Literature Festival.

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