Robben Island

R 35.00   R 70.00

Subtitle: World Heritage Sites of South Africa
Author: David Fleminger
Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers (2009)
ISBN-10: 0958489122
ISBN-13: 9780958489126
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 111
Dimensions: 17.5 x 10 x 0.7 cm

Weight: 0.15 kg


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

The guide includes the following:

  • How the island came to prominence with the arrival of the early Dutch seafarers
  • How the British took control and used the island as a political prison for the rebellious Xhosa chiefs during the Frontier Wars of the nineteenth century
  • The island as a military and naval outpost during World War II
  • The brutal apartheid years and Robben Island becomes the dumping ground for ANC and PAC political prisoners
  • How the prisoners organized the resistance struggle from the inside, how they maintained their sanity and how they never lost hope 
  • Exclusive interview with Matlakana Philemon Tefu - former political prisoner incarcerated for 21 years
  • Detailed maps, color photographs, route guides
  • Comprehensive listings of tours on offer, museums and other places of interest


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