Doing Life with Mandela – book feedback, Emma Newman – July 2022
|Hello Mr Brand,
I have recently finished your wonderful book “Doing Life with Mandela – My Prisoner, My Friend”. I wanted to thank you for sharing such interesting insights into the life of Nelson Mandela and into your own personal life.
Your stories are so down-to-earth and genuine, and I learned so much from them. I was inspired to read the details of how Mr Mandela triumphed after so many years of oppression and perseverance. It is remarkable to think you were able to support him through so much of his struggle. It gives me renewed hope for humanity.
I am sincerely sorry to hear about the passing of your son, you must be so proud of both your boys.
I hope to visit Robben Island one day and see the museum. I am glad that it has been preserved to honour the memory of those who spent so much of their lives there, both prisoners and prison staff.