Robben Island by Charlene Smith

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  • Title: Robben Island
  • Author: Charlene Smith
  • Category: History
  • Date: July 2013
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781920545796

 

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Robben Island – finest generally known as the place the place Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for eighteen years – has been a spot of harshness and brutality; its historical past steeped within the struggling of these banished there. Yet it has additionally change into a common image of hope, forgiveness, and triumph.With a storyteller’s sensibility, mixed with rigorous analysis, Charlene Smith charts the evolution of the Island’s political and social historical past, from mail station, place of exile, and navy defence publish to most safety jail and World Heritage Site. Fully revised, this re-creation of Robben Island gives absorbing accounts of daring escapes, maritime disasters, lepers ostracized from mainland society, the fates of the nice Xhosa chiefs of the nineteenth century, and the distinctive bonds of friendship and compassion solid among the many political prisoners confined on the Island throughout the apartheid period.Today Robben Island is recognised for each its environmental riches and its cultural significance. More than only a geographical location or a vacationer attraction, it’s an everlasting tribute to the resilience` of the human spirit. Sobering and uplifting, Robben Island is an important read for anybody serious about South Africa’s turbulent journey to democracy and the individuals who made it doable

 

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