Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend Christo Brand

ISBN: 9781250055262

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288 pages


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Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend  by  Christo Brand

Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend by Christo Brand
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Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened whenhe first confronted the realities of South African apartheid.Conscripted into the military at 18, Brandchose toserveas a prison guardrather thanembraceMoreRaised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid.  Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose to serve as a prison guard rather than embrace the brutality and danger inherent in the work of soldiers and policemen.  Assigned to the maximum security facility on remote Robben Island, Brand was given charge of the countrys most infamous inmate: Nelson Mandela.For 12 years Brand watched Mandela scrub floors, empty his toilet bucket, grieve over the deaths of family and friends yet remain as strong as any freedom fighter in history.  Won over by Madibas charm and authentic concern for the well-being of others, Brand became Mandelas confidant and at times accomplice.  Celebrating triumphs and suffering through many setbacks, the two men formed an unlikely bond, one that would endure until Mandelas death.Told with candor and reverence, Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend is both a meditation on friendship and a moving testament to the dedication, determination and—most of all—humanity exuded by one of the worlds great leaders.



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