‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’ African proverb (Amadou Hampâté Bâ) En Afrique, quand un vieillard meurt, c’est une bibliothèque qui brûle. 

This Day In History:  December 5, 2013  Nelson Mandela‬,  South Africa’s first black president died at the age of  95. ‘When an old man dies a library burns to the ground’ Nelson-mandela

 

More about Nelson Mandela  What a legend! His spirit still lives on!  (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013)

Credit: Nelson Mandela /Madiba