After a motorcycle accident in Zambia, Mwangala’s life as a mother, as an architect, and as an aspiring politician appeared to be over. Her family prayed around her bedside and put out desperate clarion calls on social media requesting for blood donation to ensure that she survived the night. Five years later, she graduated with an MBA from the University of Manchester, completed the 2019 London Marathon, and embarked upon another campaign to become Member of Parliament for her home province of Liuwa in Western Zambia.
This is a story that starts with tragedy, but which is filled with incredible resilience.
It is not just a memoir, or a self-help book, it is a generous gift to the reader.
Mwangala’s vulnerability in sharing what she has learned makes this a book we can all relate to. If you want to increase your resilience, adopt a growth mindset, or just be inspired by the miracles humans can achieve when we challenge ourselves against the odds, this memoir is for you. There are many lessons shared in Still Standing, but if you learn just one, let that be that it is okay not to be okay.