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'For Us, Mandela Was Just Another Terrorist'

Yuli Novak
Yuli Novak
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On the southern edge of Africa, facing the ocean, with Table Mountain behind us, she tells me: “I only heard of Nelson Mandela years later. You probably wonder how it’s possible for an educated and socially involved South African woman to have never heard of one of the people who, at the time, in the mid-1980s, was one of the most famous people in the world. Well, the truth is that for us, the whites in apartheid South Africa, he was not much more than one of the many terrorists serving a prison sentence."

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