Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

Nelson Mandela Graca Machel / Dec 07, 2019

Dare Not Linger The Presidential Years The long awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela s memoirs left unfinished at his death and never before available are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during h

  • Title: Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
  • Author: Nelson Mandela Graca Machel
  • ISBN: 9780374134716
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The long awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only fiThe long awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long Walk to Freedom I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many hills to climb I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of a democratic South Africa From the outset, he was committed to serving only a single five year term During his presidency, he and his government ensured that all of South Africa s citizens became equal before the law, and he laid the foundation for turning a country riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy.Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela s presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to leave office, but was unable to finish Now the acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa has completed the task, using Mandela s unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding, and a wealth of unseen archival material With a prologue by Mandela s widow, Graca Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela s presidency and the creation of a new democracy It tells the story of a country in transition and the challenges Mandela faced as he strove to make his vision for a liberated South Africa a reality.

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        Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, who held office from 1994 99 Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti apartheid activist, and the leader of the African National Congress s armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid In accordance with his conviction, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island In South Africa he is often known as Madiba, an honorary title adopted by elders of Mandela s clan The title has come to be synonymous with Nelson Mandela.Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela supported reconciliation and negotiation, and helped lead the transition towards multi racial democracy in South Africa Since the end of apartheid, many have frequently praised Mandela, including former opponents Mandela has received than one hundred awards over four decades, most notably the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993cmillan author nelson


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    1. This is the long-awaited second volume of the autobiography of Nelson Mandela. It has been put together from what he had written before his death, and from his notes. It has been edited with great skill, devotion and commitment by Mandla Langa, the author of “Lost Colours of the Chameleon” and a number of other books. Here, I have to confess that Mandla Langa has been my friend for more than thirty years, since he came into exile in the UK following the Soweto Uprising of 1976. During that t [...]


    2. "El color de la libertad" narra los años presidenciales de Nelson Mandela durante el primer gobierno democrático de Sudáfrica. Es edificante ver su paciencia, su compromiso y su lucha para lograr el respeto a la dignidad de toda persona humana y a sus derechos. Sus ideales, los objetivos que propuso y las metas que durante su gobierno logró alcanzar son admirables.


    3. Like others I had hoped we'd have more of Mandela's thoughts after reading his 'Long Walk to Freedom' and this book is the second part of his memoirs. Compiled from his notes and texts, this is based off the writing he had started but unfortunately had been unable to finish. Apparently he ended up writing about ten chapters about his time in office but abandoned the work. So the rest was compiled together from Mandela's notes during his term, the original draft of the work, plus additional infor [...]


    4. I loved Long Walk to Freedom and I had high expectations for this book. It was just factual and I didn’t feel much emotion reading it. It did however provide a reminder of what a wonderful leader Mandela was, and I found it hard to believe he belonged to the same ANC that we know today.



    5. Wanneer je aan een biografie van Mandela begint, weet je dat het verhaal iets anders zal gaan dan wanneer je Keith Richards of Gijp leest. Mandela fascineert me al vele jaren, graag duik ik in zijn eigen verhaal. In het voorwoord blijkt al dat dat niet helemaal klopt. Toen hij president werd, maakte hij vele aantekeningen, het uitwerken kwam hij niet meer aan toe. Mandla Langa heeft er een boek van gemaakt. Maar al snel raak ik in verwarring. Wanneer is Langa aan het woord en wanneer Mandela? He [...]


    6. jessjustreadsDare Not Linger began as Nelson Mandela’s unfinished handwritten memoir and was completed by South African novelist Mandla Langa. Because of Mandela’s age and ill health, he was unable to finish his manuscript and he died in 2013. But now in 2017, the sequel to Long Walk to Freedom has finally been finished and published.This memoir details Mandela’s five years as South Africa’s president after the collapse of apartheid — it begins just as he is leaving prison after spendi [...]


    7. ‘Dare Not Linger’ takes its title from Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ where he reflects that “I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come[s] responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.’It deals with Mandela’s period in office as the first President of post-apartheid South Africa (1994-1999), and the manuscript for what became this book was begun by Mandela himself, writing ten chapters, and has been expertly completed by Mandla Lan [...]


    8. An enlightening account of the early democracy period, told from the perspective of the noble Madiba. A must read for all South African millennials as it provides clarity on a period many of us were too young to know or remember, but the clarity, facts and history are parts of our past that must be known and understood to appreciate our present reality and freedom; as well as to understand the root cause to our socio-economic problems of poverty and crime.Written in the format of chapters and se [...]


    9. 3.5 Stars As always, I am at awe of Nelson Mandela and his character and the change he has made to his country. I found this biography format a bit dry in that a lot of the facts went over my head, but overall I understand the progression of this text. The best parts were Nelson Mandela's original writings and the transcripts of some of his speeches. This book has great insight on South Africa and is highly informative and inspiring. I definitely recommend his autobiography 'Long Walk to Freedom [...]


    10. I enjoyed listening to this book. It taught me a lot about apartheid as well as Mandela's presidency. It is very accessible to those who do not normally read nonfiction. I liked that it was not entirely told from Mandela's point of view. It was nice to get all of the background information. It made it a lot easier to follow along with what was happening. The only thing that i had a problem with was that it was told out of chronological order and jumped around from event to event.


    11. This review is in response to an online copy received through Netgalley. I didn't find this book as engaging as the previous book "Land of My Father" though there is no doubt that it is extremely informative to the point that it almost reads like a textbook. I'd recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the politics of South Africa.


    12. This is an ARC giveaway from . Mandela's Presidential years are reviewed in this work. A first draft of ten chapters by Mandela are the basis for this work. Other coworkers and speeches from Mandela fill this out. Adrian Lester who narrates the audio book does an impersonation of Mandela in the sections when he reads his own words.


    13. I loved learning more about Mandela’s inspiring leadership, but this account is a mix of Mandela’a first-person account and a third-person narrator. In an effort to seam the two together, it often made for a clunky read. I really value the aim to tell the story as much as possible in Mandela’s own words; I’m less certain this attempt achieved cohesion. Still, inspiring and informative.


    14. The positives about this book was reading things that you never knew about during Mandela's time as SA president, the negatives about it were that some of it was extremely dry and boring because you'd never heard of it as it was a SA issue and not necessarily a global one. Still an enjoyable book to read though.





    15. Like many other readers, I expected this book to be more from Nelson’s point of view. I was excited to see this book and couldn’t wait to read it. I was disappointed by the book and it was hard to get into. I was really hoping for a true second volume to a “Long Walk to Freedom.”



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