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A tribute poem for Nelson Mandela

8 December 2013

This is Maya Angelou's poem for Madiba and some material from him about first meeting her in Cairo in 1962, when he was on his clandestine trip through Africa and to London.

His day is done.
Is done.
The news came on the wings of a wind, reluctant to carry its burden.
Nelson Mandela’s day is done.
The news, expected and still unwelcome, reached us in the United States, and suddenly our world became somber.
Our skies were leadened.

To read the entire poem:



An article in the Guardian about Maya Angelou’s poem:


To know more about Maya Angelou :



“Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

2013 - Site web réalisé par Philippe STOLTZ, élève en terminale S, et Nathalie DUFAUX, professeur d anglais - Lycée Français Anna de Noailles de Bucarest.