New book published in September 2013!
A Dutch Tribute
In the Netherlands, other than the members of the Royal family there is no person alive who has so many places named after them as the first black president of South Africa.
Stefanie Grätz and Jan Dirk van der Burg set out to visit all the places in order to map the Dutch tribute to Mandela. More unconventional approaches to name a cat or a boat, for example, after Nelson Mandela, give a sense of how the popularity of the name has spread beyond streetnames.
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