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                   GLOBAL GOVERNANCE  26 (2020) 1-20              G
 BRILL                                                          g
N IJ H O F F                                                   brilLcom/gg



            John   W.  Holmes Memorial Lecture








Social   Justice   Transcending Inequalities

       Thuli Madonsela



Around the same time as John W. Holmes ended his career as a diplomat in the
1960s, which was in the middle of the Cold War,James Patrick Kinney penned a
timeless poem titled The Cold Within.L2 It tells the story of six people brought
together by chance on a cold night around a dwindling fire. The poem goes as
follows:

     Six humans trapped by happenstance
     In bleak and bitter cold.
     Each one possessed a stick of wood
     Or so the story's told.

     Their dying fire in need of logs
     The first man held his back
     For of the faces round the fire
     He noticed one was black.

     The next man looking 'cross the way
     Saw one not of his church
     And couldn't bring himself to give
     The fire his stick of birch.



i John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture presented by Professor Thulisile Thuli Madonsela at the
  ACUNS  Annual Conference, Stellenbosch University, 20 June 2019.
2 Hawkins 2012b.


© KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2020 1 DOI:10.1163/19426720-02601008

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