Daily Archive: July 8, 2013



In an African slum, talking to Mandela

by Kennedy Odede (CNN) — I have never met Nelson Mandela, but we have had many conversations. In my family’s tiny shack in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, my one-way exchanges with the great man kept me going. Mandela survived 27 years of prison; maybe I would make it out, too.