Nelson Mandela Quote

Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England and America combined. I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African. Meeting the emperor himself would be like shaking hands with history.


On a 1961 conference held in Ethiopia, as quoted in Rivonia Unmasked (1965) by Strydom Lautz, p. 108; also in ‪Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Nelson Mandela : An Ecological Study‬ (2002), by J. C. Buthelezi, p. 172

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Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England ...

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Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England ...

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Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England ...

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Ethiopia has always held a special place in my own imagination and the prospect of visiting attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England ...