Event | Lectures and Symposia In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress and Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson

Date and Location

Part of In Conversation With the Librarian of Congress

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Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, will interview Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, about living with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known.

In a story that has never been told, Going to the Mountain tells the tale of how Nelson Mandela steered his grandson Ndaba from his irresponsible youth to his maturation into a fully realized and principled adulthood--all as an often-single parent in his years after political imprisonment and through his landmark presidency of South Africa. On a scale both intimate and epic, the book will detail the gripping arc of Ndaba's own extraordinary journey, which mirrors that of South Africa's, from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born, to the presidential mansion in which he grew up, and the challenged times in which he lives now.

A book-signing will follow the interview. 


Contact: (202) 707-5218.