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A History of Robben Island

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Published by David Phillips Publishers .
Written in English

  • Political oppression & persecution,
  • Social history,
  • Republic of South Africa,
  • Political control & influence,
  • Southern Africa

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesMayibuye history and literature series
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8315148M
    ISBN 100864862997
    ISBN 109780864862990

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A History of Robben Island by Harriet Deacon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Unesco declared Robben Island in the Western Cape a World Heritage Site in Robben Island is located in Table Bay, some 6km west of Bloubergstrand, and stands some 30m above sea level. Robben Island has been used as prison and a place where people were. Robben Island, the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice” with a rich year old multi-layered history, is visited every year by thousands of people eager to understand and honour the important aspects of South Africa’s history that the Island represents.

Robben Island is a small landmass located just seven kilometres (four miles) off the coast of Cape Town, in Table island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has served as a whaling station, a leper colony and most notably as a prison, where South Africa’s Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27 years of incarceration before being elected as the country’s first democratic president.

Robben Island - Wikipedia. Robben Island. One of South Africa’s most famous sights, Robben Island is located four miles to the west of Cape Town. Its history as a prison is almost as old as the first Dutch settlement on the cape, dating all the way back to the 17th century.

Today, the island is A History of Robben Island book UNESCO World Heritage site and museum, offering guided tours by former. The Island: A History of Robben Island, Harriet Deacon.

New Africa Books, - Prisons - pages. 0 Reviews. Robben Island is a low-lying outcrop of rock and sand guarding the entrance to South Africa's Table Bay. Although it is just a few kilometres long and a barely swimmable distance from Cape Town, it may well be the most.

Robben Island has a rich multi-layered history, shaped by its many different occupants and uses, dating back to about million years. Robben Island Museum (RIM) is a public entity responsible for managing, maintaining, presenting, developing and marketing Robben Island as a national estate and World Heritage Site.

Robben Island by Charlene Smith, who is a renowned writer and documenter of South Africa and other countries, is an inspiring story of this place of horrible imprisonment which became a symbol of hope after Nelson Mandela was released. This South African island, where Mandela was imprisoned for eighteen years, has been a mail station, a place of exile, a military defence post, and a 4/4(1).

The tour includes a return trip, for more info visit Tickets are not transferable. Children under 2 enter for free with a presentation of a birth certificate.

Failure to produce corresponding proof will result in full price being charged. Positive ID will be checked against all ticket details for access. Robben Island is located several kilometers offshore and all tours start with a ferry ride from Cape Town's V&A journey takes around 30 minutes, giving you plenty of time to admire spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain and to look for the whales, dolphins, penguins and fur seals that inhabit Table Bay.

The crossing can be quite rough, so those that suffer from Author: Anouk Zijlma. InRobben Island regained its function as a prison when the South African Apartheid regime started using the island to “stow away” political dissidents, with the most famous ones being Nelson Mandela and current South African president Jacob Zuma.

Robben Island became a National Monument in and is protected as a National A History of Robben Island book Site up to one mile into the ocean. And here lies the power of the book, because its not just another story that sees to use the history of Robben Island as a backdrop to redemption but as a critique and spur to renewed activism.” —Marcus Solomon, Prisoner Number: /64, Robben Island –Cited by: Robben Island is a low-lying outcrop of rock and sand guarding the entrance to South Africa's Table Bay.

Although it is just a few kilometres long and a barely swimmable distance from Cape Town, it may well be the most significant historical site in South Africa today. Paradoxically it symbolises both the repressiveness of the apartheid state and Author: Harriet Deacon (Editor). Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: De Villiers, Simon A.

Robben Island: out of reach, out of mind. Cape Town, C. Struik, Robben Island lies approximately 12 kilometers from Cape Town and for the past years this island has had anything but a peaceful history.

The island has become synonymous with heartache, despair and a place where people were dumped for various reasons, most of those reasons horrify us today and we often cannot image what it must have been like, what the conditions were for the poor souls.

This book tells the fascinating story of how political prisoners of South Africa's infamous Robben Island turned football into an active force in their struggle for freedom, playing for almost 20 years and resisting attempts by the authorities to close down their league.

Published in Size: mm x mm – pages. Usual Cover Price £ Seller Rating: % positive. 7 The most recent histories of Robben Island were edited and written by Harriet Deacon. They are Harriet Deacon, ed., The Island: A History of Robben Island, – (Cape Town: David Philip and Mayibuye Books, ), and Harriet Deacon, “A History of the Medical Institutions on Robben Island” (Ph.D.

diss., University of Cambridge, ). Get this from a library. The Island: a history of Robben Island, [Harriet Deacon;]. Robben Island has a long history as a penal island, primarily for political prisoners, dating back to the 17th century under auspices of the Dutch.

(It did function at one point as a leper Colony in the 's) It is most famous for having been the prison where the South African apartheid government held Nelson Mandela captive for 18 of his 27 5/5(K). Robben island. likes talking about this 17, were here. A ilha Robben, onde Nelson Mandela – o primeiro presidente da África do Sul eleito /5().

Robben Island’s most poignant period was the late 20th century, when the facility was used as a maximum security prison for political prisoners of South Africa’s apartheid regime.

7 May, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Gary Cooper Roberto Rossellini Edward Land Eva Peron Jimmy Ruffin Richard O'Sullivan. Book a City Pass. Ticket to the top Robben Island tour, hop on hop off bus, airport taxi to the city and 20% discount on other Cape Town attractions But the history of this mountain dates back way more, to o years and there is some evidence that the mountain was inhabited in the Stone Age as well as hand axes were found in the.

Robben Island is at the core of South Africa’s rich history and culture. The tiny island located just off of the coast of Cape Town is home to a large amount of history and tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s captivity – and subsequent freedom – which became iconic for the democracy of South Africa.

Let Southbound take you back in time and uncover the rich history of a South African icon--Robben Island--a desolate little island off that coast of Cape Town in the bleak Atlantic, that has come to symbolize to the world the very essence of the struggle for freedom.

I did pre book Robben Island - all of the boats were cancelled the day I booked and I was offered an immediate refund, as they had no open spots until weeks after I was leaving Cape Town.

When I pleaded they were kindly able to get me a spot the next day. Worth it. "Robben Island - The Dark Years" BOOK EXCERPT From Chapter 61 of Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom c. Little, Brown and Company [reprinted with permission of the publisher]. The Prisoner In the winter ofNelson Mandela arrived on Robben Island where he would spend 18 of his 27 prison years.

Confined to a small cell, the floor his bed, a bucket for a toilet, he. Robben Island or Robbeneiland (Afrikaans) is an island in South Africa, located off Cape Town, km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand. Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List inRobben Island is known for being used as a prison, leprosarium, psychiatric hospital and military defence post.

It also discusses Robben Island as a key naval and military base during World War II, the island's flora and fauna, the Xhosa chiefs interred on the island in the 19th century, and the lives of the Robben/5(10). Robben Island book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.3/5(1). HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO VISIT ROBBEN ISLAND. Adults – R; Children (up to age 18) – R; Click the link here to book tickets.

Prices correct in VISITING ROBBEN ISLAND WITH KIDS. A trip to Robben Island is a sombre and thought provoking experience. Our boys were 8, 10 and 12 when we visited Robben Island and they were fine with the. When you are out for a vacation to Cape Town then Robben Island is a must to visit spot for you without which a significant part of Cape Town history will remain unknown to you.

A day trip to Robben Island, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it must include in the itinerary for any traveler to Cape Town. But we cannot deny the fact that for centuries, this trip is still now the one Author: Lalit Yadav.

Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Robben Island (Mayibuye History & Literature Series, No. ) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

Inan anti-apartheid revolutionary named Nelson Mandela was arrested and brought to South Africa’s Robben Island, just west of Cape Town. He would spend the next 18 years imprisoned in an 8x7-foot cell, forced to do hard labor, and permitted only one visitor a year.

Even so, Mandela went on to become his country’s first black president, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and known.

Robben Island, a desolate outcropping five miles offshore, is a testament to courage and fortitude in the face of brutality, a must-see for any visitor to South Africa.

Robben Island, Cape Town, Western Cape. 5, likes 23 talking about this 49, were here. Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, km west of Location: Robben Island, Cape Town, Western Cape. Visiting Robben Island on a tour from Cape Town Why I wanted to visit Robben Island. Whilst my knowledge of apartheid is reasonable thanks to my university degree (in International Politics), nothing can compare to learning and experiencing history first-hand in South Africa.

Robben Island is an island near Cape Town in South was a high-security prison where Nelson Mandela was held captive for 18 years. He and the other political prisoners were forced to work at the limestone quarries on the island. They were not allowed to talk or do anything but work.

Robben Island is both a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Schalkwyk shares some personal history and reveals what Shakespeare might have meant to the men who signed the Robben Island Shakespeare.

David Schalkwyk is professor of English at the University of Cape Town and, beginning inserved as director of research at the Folger Shakespeare Library and editor of Shakespeare Quarterly. Robben Island Collection. Memories of a political prisoner on Robben Island, by Cecyl Esau.

The Island: A History of Robben Island, edited by Harriet Deacon. Book chapter. A Free Mind: Ahmed Kathrada’s Notebook from Robben Island By Ahmad M. Kathrada, Sahm Venter. Mandela spent the first 18 of his 27 years in jail at the brutal Robben Island Prison.

Confined to a small cell without a bed or plumbing, he was forced to do hard labor in a quarry.Book the most popular History & Heritage in Robben Island. Best price and money back guarantee!

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