Tag: Winnie Mandela

Africa’s First Lady

Barack and Michelle Obama have barely left the stage — it’s been a month —…

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Winnie Mandela on the exceptionalism ascribed to Nelson Mandela

Mandela was extricated from the masses. He was made an idol, almost Jesus Christ! This is nonsense, a lot of nonsense. The freedom of this country was attained by the masses of this country. It was attained by the children who gave their lives in 1976, who faced machine guns with stones and dustbin lids. It was attained by women who were left to fend for their families. They fought the enemy! We are the ones who fought the enemy physically, who went out to face their bullets. The leaders were cushioned behind bars. They don’t know. They never engaged the enemy on the battlefield …

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Long Walk to Toronto

It is a warm and breezy Sunday afternoon in Toronto, just the kind of weather that makes…

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