Centre for African Literary Studies

In celebration of the life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918-2013

“I will love to pay visible tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela; a true symbol of peace and unity, even after death, may his good deeds follow him. May your dearest soul rest in peace. You will always be in our thoughts. Amandla awethu! Long live the spirit of Tata, long live.” -Wiseman

“Great people who suffer deeply learn how to rise above pettiness and hold diversity in constructive balance. This was at the heart of Madiba’s extraordinary inclusiveness, compassion and forgiveness and led to his ability to be uniquely creative.” -Colleen

Read more: Mandela quotes

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