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Former Mandela Guard Christo Brand to Speak at Friday Center

November 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Christo Brand, conscripted to the military at age 18, trained as a prison guard and was assigned to Robben Island to guard the most dangerous men in South Africa: Nelson Mandela and his fellow revolutionaries. Against all odds, the two became friends, as documented in Brand’s memoir, My Prisoner, My Friend. Brand will speak at the Friday Center at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11. Registration is requested either by phone at 919-962-3000 or by email at This event is free and open to the public



November 11, 2015
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm