Over thirty years ago, while still a student, I learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land.
The announcement speech called Mandela a “moral authority” and praised his lack of bitterness despite decades of imprisonment.
The song “You Give Me Love” came from both playing Mandela, and my positive feelings about the country.
Take a look at the stats behind the new biopic ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’
As a freedom fighter, Mandela was an adversary of those who steadfastly supported the Apartheid government that oppressed him.
In later years, Mandela would translate it with mingled pride and self-deprecating humor as “troublemaker.”
One prisoner said Mandela was “fanatical” about his pet project, growing 2,000 chilies, nearly 1,000 tomatoes, and watermelons.
Horace mentions two places in its neighbourhood, Varia, and Mandela, the sites of which can be exactly determined.
This is Horace's Digentia, the stream he calls it whose icy waters freshen him, the stream of which Mandela drinks.
A similar rock-cut tomb was found at Mandela, in the Anio valley.