Nelson Mandela, Remembered in Letters

The Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. The world is mourning a man who was a fearless global hero for equality and South Africa is mourning the loss of “a father.” Mandela was a beautiful correspondent, and as a tribute to him we will be posting letters that he wrote throughout his life. In the worlds of the Dalai-Lama, “his spirit must be continued” (news.com.au).

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This is a letter to his daughters after his wife, Winnie, was arrested and detained for five months with twenty-one others. He begins the letter with “My Darlings,” and explains the real potential that “perhaps never again will Mummy and Daddy join you at our House,” but that it remains the most important place in the “whole wide world” to them (abc.net.au).

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