Slovo’s daughter to adapt Good Morning, Mr Mandela

Movies & Theatre

Earlier this year, IOL revealed that Zelda La Grange's memoir Good Morning, Mr Mandela, is headed for the big screen - and there’s more big news.

Maven Pictures announced on Monday that Shawn Slovo will adapt the book for the big screen, Channel24 reports.

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Zelda la Grange with her best-selling book 'Good morning, Mr Mandela'.

Slovo is the daughter of struggle heroes Joe Slovo and Ruth First.

The screenwriter is best known for the film A World Apart, for which she won a BAFTA for Best Screenplay in 1989 and the Grand Jury Prize at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on her childhood in South Africa. 

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The book - which shares moments from La Grange’s 19 years of service to Nelson Mandela - will be produced by Jacqui Lewis.

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