AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Dear Mandela, …

Midway through ‘Dear Mandela’, Mazwi Nzimande, one of its young protagonists, is rallying a crowd. He’s young, nervous. He looks down at his hands as he takes the microphone, wearing his organisation’s trademark red t-shirt. “We are fighting for what is ours!” he declares, his energy tangible to the gathering. “Down with people who disrespect