“During these days of grief, our children will and must see us mourn, but they must also know that we have not suffered a loss. We are not lesser for Tata Mandela’s absence. In his life and story we have inherited a road map for justice and inspiration for equality. We must continue to point our children toward the spaces where injustice reigns and show them how persistence and courage must and will win.”
Karima Grant is a writer, mother, wife, and director of Africa’s first Children’s Museum, ImagiNation Afrika, in Dakar, Senegal.