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 South Africa's citizens became equal before the law, and laid the foundations 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 conclude his term of office but was unable to finish. Now, 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 archive material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, the result is a vivid and often inspirational account of Mandela's presidency and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the extraordinary 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.
Dare Not Linger is available from 19 October 2017. Please contact the publisher in your country to enquire about availability. Note that the book may not be available in all countries immediately.
|Canada||English||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Denmark||Danish (world)||Rosinante & Co.|
|France||French (world)||Editions Plon (Edi8)|
|Germany||German (world)||Bastei Lübbe AG|
|Italy||Italian (world)||Feltrinelli Editore|
|Latin America||Spanish Edicion||Aguilar y Suma de Latras Hispanica (Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial SAU)|
|Netherlands||Dutch (world)||Uitgeverij Atlas Contact|
|New Zealand||English||Pan Macmillan|
|Norway||Norwegian (world)||FYM Forlang|
|South Africa (incl. Greater Africa)||English||Pan Macmillan|
|Spain||Spanish (world)||Aguilar y Suma de Latras Hispanica (Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial SAU)|
|UK and Northern Ireland||English (Commonwealth)||Pan Macmillan|
|USA, the Philippines||English||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
Should you be interested in publishing Dare Not Linger in your country or language, please contact Curtis Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other enquiries, please contact Blackwell & Ruth, email@example.com.
Copyright © 2017 Nelson R. Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Blackwell and Ruth Limited. Cover image Jillian Edelstein, Camera Press London.
Dare Not Linger, image copyright Paul Gredon/Alamy. Video musical accompaniment: Nkosi sikelel'l Afrika performed by Mahotella
Queens, from the album Voice from Mother Africa. Copyright © 2006 Blue Pie