Lenin plays chess at the Villa Blaesus on Capri with fellow revolutionary exile Alexander Bogdanov while Maxim Gorky looks on. (1908)
Cocoa Butter and Vaseline’s photo of the day is of Cornel West.
Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 - April 7, 2005) was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe’s difficult past. For these reasons, she has been widely studied and appreciated by those studying postcolonial African literature.
In 2005, Vera passed away from AIDS-related meningitis, in Toronto, Canada.