Ode to Mandela
Transition is a magazine founded in 1961, in Uganda, quickly establishing itself as a tough-minded and critical periodical. Now, issue 116 having been published late last year as a long eulogy on the life of Mandela, the magazine is maintained by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
For this edition, I was asked to contribute, and, my mosaic of Madiba made the cut. Other contributors include heavyweights such as Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, who only survived Mandela by mere months, and Paul Theroux.
Talk about being humbled.