“We have felt the closeness of the world and the deepest meaning of strength and peace. Our gratitude is difficult to express. But the love and peace we feel give yet more life to the simple Thank you!”
Mandela took Alfred Xuma’s place on the ANC National Executive in March 1950. That month, the Defend Free Speech Convention was held in Johannesburg, bringing together African, Indian and communist activists to call an anti-apartheid general strike.
In July 1947, Nelson Mandela rushed Anton Lembede to hospital, where he died; he was succeeded as ANCYL president by the more moderate Peter Mda, who agreed to cooperate with communists and non-blacks, appointing Mandela ANCYL secretary.
First preview of the adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography at Cannes Film Festival
Young Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela attends a missionary school, like all high-born Thembu boys of his age. However, his life changes when the Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo takes him up to his Great Place to become a royal ward.
After moving to Berlin, like many expats, Cheri MacNeil became embarrassed by questions she couldn’t answer about South Africa. This inspired her to research her own history, and ultimately resulted in Dear Reader’s third and most deeply personal album, Rivonia.