Dans les ténèbres qui m’enserrent,
William Ernest Henley
Invictus ('invincible') était, paraît-il le poème préféré de Nelson Mandela. Pour lire la version originale : Nelson Mandela : son poème préféré
Neslson Mandela s'adresse à ses juges
"During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realized. But, My Lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."