Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

Chris van Wyk

In 2009, Chris van Wyk abridged Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, to create a picture book (also illustrated by Paddy Bouma) for young children. He also authored numerous books for children throughout his life and was a strong advocate of reading for young and old. Paddy Douma has illustrated a large number of picture books that have been published internationally, including Chris van Wyk’s adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom. In 1986 she was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.


Mr Hare meets Mr Mandela