Dec
07

THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA by CAMERON DUODU

—————————————————– THE UNKNOWN NELSON MANDELA By CAMERON DUODU I first met Nelson Mandela at Jan Smuts Airport, Johannesburg. It was in September 1990, and I was in Johannesburg as the guest of Jim Bailey, the publisher of the Pan-African Magazine, Drum. I had been the Ghana editor of this paper in1961-65 and Bailey wanted me… Continue reading »

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Dec
01

APARTHEID’S REVENGE

  APARTHEID’S REVENGE by CAMERON DUODU (First published in May 2008) There are certain times when the English language refuses to accommodate one’s feelings. How, for instance, does one say ‘Mese afem’in English? ‘My teeth have gnashed together against each other?’ . No! For although that does give an idea of discomfort, the bitterness one… Continue reading »

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