The Island: A History of Robben Island, 1488-1990
New Africa Books, 1996 - Prisons - 184 pages
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.
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