My World Tuesday Issue IX

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This weeks Guest host is Jocelyn (Soulbrush)!

When Two Worlds Meet
"I was born in South Africa the same year as Apartheid was born. I lived there for 38 years and remember very clearly the day that Mandela was incarcerated on Robben Island (11 June 1964). I also remember the day he walked free (11 February 1990) and we watched with tears in our eyes. He was inaugurated on 10 May 1994 as the country's first black President.Although I left with my family and emigrated to the UK in 1986, Madiba remains my hero.
On 29th August 2007 this statue was unveiled of Nelson Mandela in Parliament Square.
Mr Mandela told the crowd: “It’s an honor for us to be with you on the occasion of the unveiling of this statue today. We never dreamed we would all be here today.
“Though this statue is of one man, it should in actual fact symbolize all those who have resisted oppression, especially in my country.”
Happy 90th Birthday Madiba.




Thanks so much for allowing me to show 'my world' in London, every Tuesday.
Jocelyn (soulbrush)




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37 comments:

mirage2g said...

I kept looking for the comment button for a minute...

Very well written, the importance of this statue remains in the hearts of many.

Reader Wil said...

Nelson Mandela is a fantastic man! Very good choice for my world, for that's what he is. He changed the world, not only in South Africa but every where and not in the least in the Netherlands, where we demonstrated against apartheid year after year. I still remember the day that he was released and later when he was elected president. It was such a great moment in history!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

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Dina said...

Shalom Jocelyn, thanks for this good post. Mandela's example helps me wait more patiently for change to come.

soulbrush said...

I am so thrilled to be the host for this week, specially as I am spending 2 weeks in South Africa with my brother and family (haven't been here for 6 years). There have been some amazing changes here, and I hope and pray these will continue (if only we could get rid of the crime!) hugs to you all at 'My World' and best wishes for a Merry Xmas and a peaceful and safe 2009

babooshka said...

Oops apologies tried to amend link but now two showing. Can anyone amend this. Awesome intro and statue to a great man.

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful My World post--some very moving information. Thanks so much for posting this, Soulbrush!
Marie

imac said...

A wonderful post to a wonderful man

Arija said...

Hi.
The MY WORLD page comes up but there is nowhere to sign in. I tried a number of times.

Arija said...

Hi, I cannot find anywhere to sigh in. Is there a problem?

Sylvia K said...

No Mr. Linky????

Mojo said...

No Mr. Linky, no problem.
That's My World Tuesday #9: This Explains a Few Things

maryt/theteach said...

Couldn't find Mr. Linky... But I love the piece on Mandela and of course the photo of his sculpture. Wonderful job! Happy My World Tuesday!

Ruth said...

I was born in SA and left for Canada when I was 8. (early 1960's) My parents left after the unrest that prevailed when the country left the Commonwealth. I would love to return sometime. So much has happened since I was a school girl there. Thanks for sharing this picture and post.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

I too had my beginnings in South Africa and it's great to see Madiba in this weeks My World Tuesday.

Soulbrush, enjoy the summer sun.

alicesg said...

Very lovely statue and he is a man well known and liked.

Kathiesbirds said...

What a powerful story and photo. How well we need to be reminded of the search for peace and the courage it takes to forgive. Thank you Soulbrush for this post!

Gmj said...

Thanks for sharing your world. Fantastic hero.

Baruch said...

I cannot share the sentiments regarding Nelson Mandela who orchestrated bombs and the subsequent killing of people - the reason for him being in prison.

George said...

Thanks for sharing a part of your world.

uncleawang said...

Beautiful part of your world.Thanks for sharing.
Greeting from Malaysia.

D Herrod said...

Interesting.

bintang said...

Hi! All..
Nelson Mandela history and life's journey should be kept in mind on our new generation kids...

Here is my first entry on My World Tuesday..

Pretty Me!! said...

nicely put words :)

thanks for the wonderful words here ...

Dirk said...

This man,this statue is a great symbol. Everyone in the world knows the story and the importance.

Marites said...

am an admirer of Nelson Mandela and it is just fitting that he is recognized by it. I hope things will get better in Africa especially to those victims of hunger and civil wars. My world is here

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice post of a very interesting man. Thanks for sharing your part of the world

Lily Hydrangea said...

Jocelyn, I appreciate & thank you for sharing such monumental memories. This is truly an amazing my world post.

Gattina said...

I have been there many times, but apparently missed this statue ! He really did a lot for his people !

Mar said...

Very meaningful post and wonderful tribute to an extraordinary man.

Sailor Girl said...

Excellent post for Today!!!!!!

Luiz Ramos said...

History is very important. Traditions and Nature in South Africa.
Beautiful World.

A Blog In The Rough said...

great photo and history, thanks for sharing and happy TMW!

Antonette said...

Mine's up: http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-world-tuesday_16.html

I keep on forgetting to bring my camera with me while I'm out and about. I'm missing some great photo opportunities. My head is in a fog lately. Anyhow, I do hope you can stop by.

Lew said...

Wonderful tribute to a great man and the struggle that overcame apartheid!

~PakKaramu~ said...

Hello ,

From Malaysia with love

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hope you are enjoying time with your family and friends...and i enjoyed this post...thanks for sharing.