Sunday 8 December 2013

The Procrastinator (some) Times Sunday 8th of December Edition


This was a sad week for the world, Nelson Mandela died. But as it usually happens when some really loved pass away, the past couple of days tons of articles had been published, filled with nice memories and many reasons to celebrate his life. This is a chance to read, to learn more about him and about South Africa, and specially to remember that his message has to be carried on for everyone of us. If you only have one opportunity to procrastinate this week, have a look at the news section of The Procrastinator.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom.

Rest in peace Madiba.


Photo via The Guardian.

In The Guardian you can read a compilation of his most famous words, listen to a poem by Maya Angelou and watch a gallery with images from people from around the world celebrating Mandela's life. Also, the Daily Mail shared a gallery of his life in pictures (I know is the Daily Mail, but it's a good gallery). Finally It's Nice That compiled the front pages of the newspapers to show their graphic homage to Mandela.

Collage by Marta Parszeniew via VICE.

Gavin Haynes shares in VICE a very decent compilation of lesser-known facts that you will rarely find some place else. A nice reading specially now when it's the perfect time for clich├ęs. Have a look at Haynes's article in VICE. E.T.P 7' 

Photo via

Finally NPR invite us to consider not only the legacy and achievements of Mandela, but also the rich musical associations of his life. Read full article and listen to all the songs in NPR. E.T.P. 45'

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