In his book "Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons From My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela", Ndaba Mandela describes his childhood, in which he was confronted with the brutality and violence of the apartheid regime at an early age. Ndaba had a turbulent childhood and learned to stand his ground on the streets by the age of 11. After Nelson Mandela is released early from prison, he takes Ndaba in and raises him. His parents' marriage falls apart due to alcohol and drugs, and both later die as a result of AIDS. Ndaba Mandela experiences his grandfather's presidency at first hand. He tells how, through Nelson Mandela's strict but loving upbringing, he developed from a rebellious youth into a responsible adult.