369 pp., map, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2014) 2015.
Zelda le Grange's account of the more than nineteen years she spent serving Nelson Mandela. In 1994 she joined President Nelson Mandela's office as a senior ministerial typist. She was promoted to one of Nelson Mandela's three private secretaries, and in 1999 he asked her to remain in his services beyond retirement. She served him until his death in 2013.
"President Nelson Mandela's choice of the young Afrikaner typist Zelda la Grange as his most trusted aide embodied his commitment to reconciliation in South Africa. She repaid his trust with loyalty and integrity. I have the highest regard for her." Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
"Intriguing, valuable, heartbreaking...She understands Mandela, quite simply, as her saviour" Mark Gevisser, Guardian
"Uplifting...charming, occassionally fainlty indiscreet, but alwats reverent" Stephen Robinson, Sunday Times