Nelson Mandela: a flawed hero

Nelson Mandela: a flawed hero


Ten years ago this summer I embarked on a road-trip dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

I went to the house in Soweto where he and Winnie lived in the 1950s; the Indian restaurant in Johannesburg where he dined as a young lawyer; the cell where he was incarcerated on Robben Island. When I heard there was a museum dedicated to him in Umtata, I hopped on a bus there, arriving at an empty station in the middle of the night.  My travelling companion was a copy of his autobiography Long Walk to Free...


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