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Next Issue Of The New Yorker Will Feature Special Mandela Cover

Artist Kadir Nelson drew the cover, titled "Madiba." 

"He was clearly a leader. I wanted to make a simple and bold statement about Mandela and his life as a freedom fighter," Kadir said. "The raised fist and the simple, stark palette reminded me of posters and anti-apartheid imagery of the nineteen-eighties. This painting is a tribute to the struggle for freedom from all forms of discrimination, and Nelson’s very prominent role as a leader in the anti-apartheid movement.

Photo credit: The New Yorker. 

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