On Nelson Mandela’s Passing

I’m going to keep this brief for reasons that are somewhat hard to frame. It feels lacking somehow, not to acknowledge here the recent passing of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, thus I do so now – even though this is a food blog, even though that places such an acknowledgment somewhat outside my typical subject matter. I can only attribute my silence on the matter up until now to my inability to think of anything to say that has not been or will not be said more eloquently by those who knew him best. I’ll simply confess that days after hearing the news I am no closer to the words to express my profound sadness at this loss than I am to those capable of conveying my admiration for the world-changing example he set as a champion for peace and human rights. So, because this remains a food blog, I’ll share a link to a recently-purchased read that I thought others might enjoy, and leave it at that.9781770095656_p0_v1_s600
Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela
by Anna Trapido
ISBN-13: 9781770095656
Publisher: Jacana Media

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