Robben Island: Symbol of Resistance
This text tells the story of Robben Island. For more than four centuries it has been a place of banishment, exile and imprisonment but, since the 1960s, it has become an international symbol of the brutality of apartheid on one hand and of human dignity on the other.
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African History Ahmed Kathrada allowed apartheid armed struggle arrived Autshumato Bandieten banned Bloubergstrand boat British buildings Cape Town cattle CD-ROM coloured common-law prisoners communal cells convicted Dutch rule East Indian prisoners East Indies Elias Motsoaledi Esiqithini exile explorers extremely sick Govan Mbeki Hadje Matarim hospital human Hunger strikes imprisoned Indres Naidoo International Island prisoners isolation Karamat Khoisan Koranna Krotoa land leadership lepers letters lime quarry lived lunatics Mac Maharaj Madhiba mainland Makana Makhulukutu Maqoma Mayibuye Books Mayibuye Centre Michael Dingake Muslim Namibian Nelson Mandela Neville Alexander newspapers organisations patients penguin political prisoners Pretoria prison authorities prisoner's prisoners on Robben protest recreation released Riebeeck Rivonia Trial Rivonia trialists Robben Island Exhibition Robert Sobukwe SACHED Books sailors sent to Robben sheep single cells smuggle South Africa Soweto stone strandlopers SWAPO Symbol of Resistance Table Bay Thami trade Walter Sisulu warders Xhosa