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I will sleep for eternity Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 RIP

  • “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” – Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela 1918-2013 – RIP.

  • Jacques Derrida visits Nelson Mandela’s jail cell (youtube)

  • ~12 Mandela Quotes That Won’t Be In the Corporate Media Obituaries~ (Commondreams)

  • Zizek on Mandela

    Coetzee on Nelson Mandela (with a great photo)

    The Child is Not Dead by Ingrid Jonker

    The child is not dead
    The child lifts his fists against his mother
    Who shouts Afrika ! shouts the breath
    Of freedom and the veld
    In the locations of the cordoned heart

    The child lifts his fists against his father
    in the march of the generations
    who shouts Afrika ! shout the breath
    of righteousness and blood
    in the streets of his embattled pride

    The child is not dead not at Langa nor at Nyanga
    not at Orlando nor at Sharpeville
    nor at the police station at Philippi
    where he lies with a bullet through his brain

    The child is the dark shadow of the soldiers
    on guard with rifles Saracens and batons
    the child is present at all assemblies and law-givings
    the child peers through the windows of houses and into the hearts of mothers
    this child who just wanted to play in the sun at Nyanga is everywhere
    the child grown to a man treks through all Africa

    the child grown into a giant journeys through the whole world
    Without a pass

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