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Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. July 2015.

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Eastern Cape of South Africa.  Nkosi sikelel' Nelson Mandela and South Africa.

Nkosi sikelel’ Nelson Mandela and South Africa.

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.

Madiba Legacy Series.  Free comic books given out to teach South African children about Nelson Mandela's life.

Madiba Legacy Series. Free comic books given out to teach South African children about Nelson Mandela’s life.

West Village scene from our table at Cafe Cluny last weekend

West Village scene from our table at Cafe Cluny last weekend

Trivia night.  We came in third place!

Trivia night. We came in third place!

Racing inner tubes down a hill at the Zoo

Racing inner tubes down a hill at the Zoo

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