"In an original work, Maya Angelou, one of America's foremost literary voices, has penned a literary monument to South African president and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela. His Day Is Done celebrates Mandela's courageous spirit and his commitment to forgiveness, famously reflected in the invitation he extended to his captors and guards to witness his presidential inauguration only four years after his elease from prison. Angelou's heartfelt words lend comfort at a time of profound loss and offer poignant reminders of Mandela's triumphs--particularly over the ""brutal embrace of apartheid"" and the ""bloody maws of South African dungeons"" where he was imprisoned for twenty-seven years, and most remarkably, over any vestiges of bitterness or resentment for his oppressors. Angelou taps into the overwhelming joy nd pride he inspired in all who knew him intimately as Madiba and in those he encouraged through his relentless pursuit of liberation and freedom for South Africans and oppressed persons in every corner of the earth. As Angelou says, ""Nelson Mandela's gift to the world was his ability to forgive."" His Day Is Done is her gift to him and to us all."