Demand for Madiba books skyrockets after his death

2013-12-24 00:00

MANDELA books are flying off the shelves in stores across the country following the death of the former president, one of South Africa’s leading book retailers says.

People wanting to purchase Mandela-related books at the Pavilion shopping centre in Durban this weekend were disappointed as the Exclusive Books there had completely sold out.

René Brophy, the marketing manager of Exclusive Books countrywide, said that this had been the case in all the provinces.

Brophy said the commemorative edition of Long Walk to Freedom was in high demand, and Conversations with Myself had also been selling well.

“Mandela books generally do well during the festive season, but this year they have been selling exceptionally well,” Brophy told The Witness.

Whether people are buying the books as gifts or to add to their collection, it is clear that Mandela is still on everyone’s mind.

“Everyone is thinking about Madiba. The books can help them know more about this great man,” said Brophy.


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