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Letters from Robben Island Paperback – 1 Jan 2001

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"Letters from Robben Island" is a selection of the over 900 letters that political stalwart Ahmed Kathrada wrote during his years in prison, having been sentenced to life in the Rivonia Trial in 1961. The letters recreate the experiences and lives of the those who spent many years in prison - their day to day experiences and all the difficulties as well as emotions that went with them. Kathrada's vision for a new South Africa shines through the letters he wrote to individuals, giving us insight into his life, his country and his people.

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Life, hardship, and hope inside apartheid's prisons 7 Mar. 2011
By S. R. Gelman - Published on
Format: Paperback
This collection of letters, by one of South Africa's leading activists, offers a direct view of the experience of a political prisoner during apartheid. Written during the author's 26 years in prison alongside Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, the books grants the reader the rare chance to grasp the daily hardships these men endured. And yet, given Kathrada's courage, humility and humor, as well as their ultimate political victory, the book is a source of inspiration and hope.
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