Authors Bio

Candice Mama is one of Vogue Magazine’s top 33 most inspiring women in the world alongside: Nicole Kidman, Michelle Obama, Malala

She was named in the Top 20 African Women by the African Union and United Nations celebrating women who have contributed in building peace in Africa presented by UN Secretary General António Guterres and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Her story was the base of acclaimed documentary It’s A Pleasure to Meet You featuring her and Siyah Mgoduka which was Showcased at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

In 2017 Candice was presented with the Human Beacon of Dignity Award in New York (Colombia University) presented by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Evelin Lindner for her contribution in the field of forgiveness and reconciliation

The Dalai Lama heard her story being shared by Professor Pumla Goboda Madikizela at the Mind and Life Institute

Her work in forgiveness, reconciliation and trauma began after her story of forgiving apartheid assassin and her father’s murderer, Eugene De Kock, made international news.


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      • Kathy S Coyne, Canada
        06/20/2021 at 12:36 pm

        Kathy S Coyne, Canada
        A Compelling Story

        This is a story that inspires for its truth telling and how it chronicles a young woman’s quest for healing. I feel honored to have had a chance to read how you are able to transform deep trauma into forgiveness and love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      • Jodi Rogers, USA
        02/12/2021 at 12:33 pm

        Jodi Rogers

        Thoughtfully written and inspiring book on a very difficult subject. Candice tells the story the impact that having her father brutally murdered by apartheid assassin, Eugene de Kock, had on her and her family’s lives, and how she worked through the resultant grief and rage to forgive his murderer. There were several things that I found so relatable because it mirrored my own lived experiences. Really powerful in parts! I think that is would also make a great setwork book in South African schools.

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