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The Resource Going to the mountain : life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela

Going to the mountain : life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela

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Going to the mountain : life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela
Title
Going to the mountain
Title remainder
life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela
Statement of responsibility
Ndaba Mandela
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intimate look at one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known ... through the eyes of a child whose life he changed forever. To the rest of the world, Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary, a world-renowned humanitarian, and South Africa's first black president. To Ndaba Mandela, he was simply 'Granddad.' In Going to the Mountain, Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once, years before, when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly, cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasn't an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him, especially his family, and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfather's home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic, Ndaba's extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africa's coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfather's legacy. Going to the Mountain is, in the end, a story about unlocking the power within each of us. It's a cautionary tale about how a child's life can go one way or the other, depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change
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The grandson of Nelson Mandela reflects on his grandfather's indelible role in steering him from a reckless youth to a principled adult, describing his witness to his grandfather's political imprisonment, landmark presidency and evolution as a humanitarian
Biography type
individual biography
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10663595
Cataloging source
QRML
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Mandela, Ndaba
Dewey number
968.071
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Mandela, Ndaba
  • Mandela, Nelson
  • Presidents
  • Grandfathers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Grandparent and child
  • Coming of age
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela
Label
Going to the mountain : life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Idolophu egqibeleleyo iyakusoloko imgama : "The perfect city is always along way off" -- Umthi omde ufunyanwa yimimoya enzima : "The tall tree catches the hard wind" -- Umntana ngowoluntu : "No child belongs to one house" -- Kuhlangene isanga nenkohla : "The wonderful and the impossible sometimes collide" -- Uzawubona uba umoya ubheka ngaphi : "Listen to the direction of the wind" -- Ulwazi alukhulelwa : "One does not become great by claiming greatness" -- Isikhuni sibuya nomkhwezeli : "A brand burns him who stirs it up" -- Intyatyambo engayi kufa ayibonakali : "The flower that never dies is invisible" -- Ukwaluka : "Going to the Mountain" -- Indlu enkulu ifuna : "A great house needs a strong broom" -- Akukho rhamncwa elingagqumiyo emngxumeni walo : "There is no beast that does not roar in its own den."
Control code
000063573929
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781786331564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1020025092
Label
Going to the mountain : life lessons from my grandfather, Nelson Mandela, Ndaba Mandela
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Idolophu egqibeleleyo iyakusoloko imgama : "The perfect city is always along way off" -- Umthi omde ufunyanwa yimimoya enzima : "The tall tree catches the hard wind" -- Umntana ngowoluntu : "No child belongs to one house" -- Kuhlangene isanga nenkohla : "The wonderful and the impossible sometimes collide" -- Uzawubona uba umoya ubheka ngaphi : "Listen to the direction of the wind" -- Ulwazi alukhulelwa : "One does not become great by claiming greatness" -- Isikhuni sibuya nomkhwezeli : "A brand burns him who stirs it up" -- Intyatyambo engayi kufa ayibonakali : "The flower that never dies is invisible" -- Ukwaluka : "Going to the Mountain" -- Indlu enkulu ifuna : "A great house needs a strong broom" -- Akukho rhamncwa elingagqumiyo emngxumeni walo : "There is no beast that does not roar in its own den."
Control code
000063573929
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781786331564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1020025092

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