Events Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Lecture with Nelson Mandela's confidant, Mac Maharaj

Sherrill Library, Room 350, 89 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138

2017-10-10T20:00:00Z 2017-10-10T22:00:00Z UTC Lecture with Nelson Mandela's confidant, Mac Maharaj Mac Maharaj became active in the struggle for South Africa's democracy and freedom in 1953. Sherrill Library, Room 350, 89 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Michael Mercurio mmercuri@lesley.edu
Mac Maharaj will speak at Sherrill Library on October 10.

The Lesley Library Lecture Series begins the 2017-18 season with an afternoon with Mac Maharaj.

Described by Nelson Mandela as "one of South Africa’s founding fathers,” Mac Maharaj became active in the struggle for democracy and freedom in 1953. He served twelve years imprisoned on Robben Island, smuggled out of prison the draft of the “Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela, and served as one of the joint secretaries of the multiparty negotiations that produced the Interim Constitution, which ushered in the first democratic elections of SA in April 1994. Mr. Maharaj served from 2011-2015 as the spokesperson of Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa. He was also the Chair of Project Democracy at Bennington College, and is the editor of "Reflections in Prison" (2001), and the subject of the biography “Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the struggle for South Africa” (2007) by Padraig O'Malley.

A reception will follow the lecture in the Sherrill Library Atrium.

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Host
Michael Mercurio