Learning from Robben Island: The Prison Writings of Govan Mbeki


Published in association with the UWC Historical and Cultural Centre Project, Govan Mbeki's essays formed part of the political education programme that was developed on Robben Island, the 'university' for its political prisoners, such as those arrested and tried at the Rivonia Trials in 1964. 'These prison essays mark a victory in the continuing contest between the pen and the sword'. - Professor Colin Bundy in his Introduction North America: Ohio U Press; Southern Africa: David Philip

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Harry Gwala
  • Colin Bundy
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1991


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