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A Free Mind

Ahmed Kathrada's Notebook from Robben Island


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This book is a selection of quotations from hundreds upon hundreds, which veteran Anti-Apartheid campaigner Ahmed Kathrada recorded in private notebooks which he kept secretly during his imprisonment - which covered 18 years on Robben Island, and seven years in Pollsmoor Prison. While the keeping of such notebooks was not officially allowed, over the years Kathy collected and recorded quotations which had captured his imagination. In the process, he filled seven volumes - six while on Robben Island between 1965 and 1982; and the last volume when he was held at Pollsmoor Prison from October 1982 and until his release in October 1989.

Author Biography

Sahm Venter is a writer, an editor, and a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg who has worked for both South African and international media since 1981.
Release date Australia
August 1st, 2005
Edited by Sahm Venter
Country of Publication
South Africa
Jacana Media
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