"[A]n honest and straightforward account of a significant relationship between two very different men in an impossibly difficult situation.... Brand...is owed more than a mite of national respect."—Noseweek Magazine (South Africa)
"[A] valuable addition to the writings about imprisoment during the apartheid era...written by a fine man." —Ahmed Kathrada, fromer political advisor to Nelson Mandela
"A perfect example of how it is possible for love to triumph over everything, for respect to triumph over everything." —Nindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela.
"Men like ...Warrant Officer Brand reinforced my belief in the essential humanity even of those who had kept me behind bars for the previous 27 and a half years."—Nelson Mandela in A Long Walk to Freedom