Nelson Mandela’s passing yesterday has been on my mind. A few years ago, I spent several months interning at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which was Mandela’s alma mater and the oldest historically black university in southern Africa. It was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life, and the news coverage has drudged up a lot of memories.
So in addition to a few photos from the week, here’s my favorite photo from the Eastern Cape and another of some comic books I picked up while I was there. These were distributed for free to young children all over South Africa to teach them about Nelson Mandela’s legacy since, in their short lives, apartheid was a thing of the past. I think I’ll spend a little time this weekend rereading them.