How Madiba influenced the arts

Nelson Mandela-GoneBLANTYRE(MaraPost)–There could hardly be any other contemporary icon from the arts to politics that every author, sculptor, film producer or musician wants to do something about than Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died aged 95 on December 5 in the leafy Houghton suburb of Johannesburg and is scheduled to be interred in his homeland on Qunu in the Eastern Cape Sunday.

There have been tens of books about Mandela, some written by the icon himself, several films and lots of music. Even in death there has already been fodder of material worth more books.

A few days after his death the American revolutionary poet Maya Angelou wrote and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo.

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