"We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all": First Edition of His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute; Signed by Maya Angelou

  • His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute.

His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute.

Item Number: 4526

New York: Random House, 2014.

First edition. Small octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half title page, “Joy Maya Angelou.”

In His Day is Done, Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with "His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty" to lead his people into a new era. This poignant work of gratitude and remembrance offers condolences to the resilient people of South Africa on the loss of their beloved "Madiba" and celebrates a man like no other, whose life and work changed the world. "Moving and heartfelt" (The Washington Post).