Thursday, December 13, 2007

Read the book .... know the truth .....

SAVING MANDELA'S CHILDREN: The true story of South Africa's unwanted children is available from the publisher,  or from or from

No names have been changed to protect those involved .............


I have never read a book like this in my life. It felt as if I were experiencing what was happening myself. You have inspired me to do something worthwhile with my life. Thank you. Reader.
I am not an emotional person but your book put me on a roller coaster of emotions and now I look at the world with different eyes. Reader.
I now have your book. I started reading and couldn’t put it down. Well done. Reader.
I am really enjoying reading your book - though it was hard at first.I'm not sure that enjoying is the word!Some of it is pretty gruelling.I'll make sure it is passed around and will treat a few people for Xmas.I am making myself get on and read it so I can pass it on. Reader.
I am having a a great time here, I read the book Dianne. I needed some time to recover from that. Very impressed of what and how you have achieved it!!! Volunteer.

I've finished reading your book last night and my mom got her copy last week :) How you do what you do??? I seriously do not know...I would've gone mad ages ago and ran away. You're amazing! Human Rights Lawyer.

I'm reading your book - not yet half way.
Oh, what a sad story. It wrings the heart. Your love and battle for the children's welfare shines through. Activist.

I did receive the book yesterday...have started last night and could not put it down...It is exactly as it already at page 254. You have done a great job.

I was truly inspired by your story and all that you have done and are doing for the children in your home. You have given up so much, been through the most horrific experiences and sacrificed so much for them. If only more people in the world could be like to you. You have made the world a better place for those children and brought some light and love into their lives.
I am enjoying the book. It is so powerful I can’t put it down. Reader.

I am excited that the book has been released, Di I do hope that I will beable to get an autographed copy as I brag about you, the sales of the yourlast book and how lucky I am to know you. Friend.
Just wanted to let you know that I received your book this afternoon and I am nearly half-way through it - I can't put it down! I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face and yet I can't stop reading. I must be so naive because I just had no idea what those kids had been through when I was in Middelburg. I so wish to be back there and give them all my love and hugs. And you too - words cannot convey the admiration and respect I have for you. It is utterly amazing what you are doing, if only there were more people in the world like you. I really hope this book reaches a wide audience, I can feel your pain and frustration and wish there was something I could do to help. Karen : UK Volunteer

Amazing! i really hope I can source this book and read it, it seems as soon as one gets out of the country, things really can be said as they should!
Good luck in selling millions so the truth can be heard, and I truly admire you for your honest approach and your guts to get the job done ! SA Woman of the Year Award Winner

I am impressed and very moved by your account Ian Francis: Blackwell Publishing

The unfeasible lack of government support is something that needs to be brought to the attention of a wider section of the world’s press. Jack Fogg: Fifth Estate

This is a terribly disturbing account of the abuse of children’s rights in South Africa: Rukshana Yasmin: Telegram Books

I've started reading your book and am loving it...just engrossed. Ruth Williams: Human Rights Lawyer

A very big congratulations to Dianne!! I'm so glad that Di had finally completed a book on rough patches in her and the children’s lives down in the Cape. Thank you so much. I feel very much honoured to be informed about the new release and I know its an interesting book. Already having a lump coz I have an idea of what's in there given her not so good experiences - Head of Social Welfare Department, Fort Hare University.
Please forward me Di's numbers. I wanna personally talk to her about the book. She means a lot to me and the community she serves for a blind government. Warm Regards, Viwe Ex-SABC Program Producer
Just wanted to let you know I finished the book on Saturday and loved it. I really hope that you manage to sell lots and lots of copies - everyone needs to hear the truth about this!! Reader.

This is absolutely wonderful news. I will be sure to obtain one of the books and read it from cover to cover. I am so proud to be called an acquaintance. Children’s Home Supporter.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu thanks you for sending him a copy of your book 'Saving Mandela's Children'.

He wishes you well in your efforts to help our children.

Yours Sincerely
Ayanda Bala Diego
Office of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

I am having a a great time here, I read the book Dianne.. I needed some time to recover from that..
Very impressed of what and how you have achieved it!!! I wanted to mail you earlier but it just didn't happen... sorry. Volunteer.