Month: October 2005
Nelson Mandela has launched a series of comic books about his life. The publications are part of a wider literacy campaign in South Africa.
In related news, anti-Apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was also jailed on Robben Island along with Mandela, has recently released his memoirs.
Michele Ross reviews Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits in The Plain Dealer. (No login required.)
Bat Segundo #11 is now online. In this show, Ed Champion, Scott Esposito, Beth Wadell, Tito Perez, and I discuss Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, poverty in fiction, the immigration situation in Morocco, and other literary pursuits.
Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the kidnapping in Paris of Moroccan dissident Mehdi Ben Barka. A new movie by Serge LePeron retraces the major events of that day.