Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Apartheid Legacy

Nadine Gordimer is being urged to boycott the Jerusalem International Writers Festival, part of Israel's 60 year celebrations. An interesting lesson in this for South Africans. We may have dodged a bullet when our society chose political transformation, but vigilance is still the price of liberty. We also still have a continuing duty to remain an example to nations mired in conflict, and to work at improving our own shortcomings. An onerous task and certainly not for the fainthearted. As our great sage, Credo Mutwa, exhorted: "Indaba my children!"

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