Thursday, January 14, 2010

Desmond Tutu - a Rabble-rouser for Peace

This week I am reading "A Rabble-rouser for Peace" about Desmond Tutu - who is very much an inspirational person to me. It's extraordinary to look back and realise I can't remember a time without his force for good. As a child, we would see images of him, his robes flapping around him as he spoke of the iniquity of apartheid. I was very surprised to discover that whilst he campaigned for the release of Nelson Mandela from his Robben Island prison and subsequent prison on land, the men did not meet until the day he came out of prison.

1 comment:

  1. I have to make a slight correction. Desmond Tutu first met Nelson Mandela when Mandela as a young successful lawyer was judging a public speaking competition that the student Tutu was competing in. However, when they met all those years later Mandela could not remember their previous meeting which is not surprising as it was decades earlier.