Nelson Mandela fought for freedom for South Africans, but his examples of persistence, self sacrifice, and generosity of spirit, and of his belief in forgiveness and in embracing the enemy and making them your friend became lessons and examples for the world


8 thoughts on “Mandela and America

  1. Leana Wen Leana Wen says:

    I have always admired Charlene Smith s writing Having followed her journalism work in South Africa, I was delighted to read this book Her writing, as always, is beautiful and authentic She draws you into her stories and never lets you go until you turn the last page This is particular poignant given the subject of this book it has been said many times that nobody understands the great Nelson Mandela as Charlene Smith does, and this book proves the point over and over A must read for anyone I have always admired Charlene Smith s writing Having followed her journalism work in South Africa, I was delighted to read this book Her writing, as always, is beautiful and authentic She draws you into her stories and never lets you go until you turn the last page This is particular poignant given the subject of this book it has been said many times that nobody understands the great Nelson Mandela as Charlene Smith does, and this book proves the point over and over A must read for anyone who enjoys great writing, and who has interest in world leaders and international affairs


  2. Charlene Smith Charlene Smith says:

    I wrote this book, so of course I think it is marvelous I am only filling this in because it came up on my to read list and I am trying to shelve this.