Grandad Mandela

Hear Mandela’s daughter and great-grandchildren discuss their children’s book on his life, Grandad Mandela.

Their touching book explores what it means to be the family of a man they hardly knew, while the rest of the world regarded him as their own.

Grandad Mandela is also a simple picture book about humility, love, belief, forgiveness and family.

Zindzi Mandela, South Africa's ambassador to Denmark, is the daughter of the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and the late Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela. Co-authors Zazi and Ziwelene are her granddaughters and Nelson and Winnie's great-grandchildren.

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Purcell Room


Free, but ticketed