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R.I.P. My Favorite Professor – Dennis Brutus
01/25/2010, 4:59 PM
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So, I know that I dedicate this blog to lifestyle items but I MUST spend a moment to share with you some big news.  My favorite professor ever, who fought for freedom in South Africa and was friends with Nelson Mandela, has recently passed away.  His name was Dennis Brutus, and you would certainly find him very fascinating:  http://globalvoicesonline.org/2010/01/06/south-africa-a-glowing-tribute-to-dennis-brutus/.

He told a story like no other and even encouraged me to intern at an organization with which he worked closely:  Jubilee USA, part of the Jubilee 2000 movement to cancel African debt.  I will always miss him and the times we fondly shared while I was Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh.  The world is not the same place without him.

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This is the first I heard. RIP Prof, he of the dirty sexy love poems. I guess they (we) all have to return sometime.

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