"My country is rich in the minerals and gems that lie beneath its soil, but I have always known that its greatest wealth
is its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds"
Nelson Mandela from "Long Walk to Freedom"
"We are all children of Africa, and none of us is better or more important than the other. This is what Africa could say
to the world: it could remind it what it is to be human."
Alexander McCall Smith from "Tears of the Giraffe"