Learning From Robben Island: Govan Mbeki’s Prison Writings
by Govan Mbeki
Ohio University Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-8214-1006-6 | Paper: 978-0-8214-1007-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4698-0
Library of Congress Classification HC905.M39 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 330.96806

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK

In the late fifties and early sixties, Govan Mbeki was a central figure in the African National Congress and director of the ANC campaigns from underground. Born of a chief and the daughter of a Methodist minister in the Transkei of South Africa in 1910, he worked as a teacher, journalist, and tireless labor organizer in a lifetime of protest against the government policy of apartheid. Over two decades of imprisonment on Robben Island did not consign him to obscurity. Along with Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, his name has become a symbol of resistance, not only to the oppressed people of South Africa, but also to the international community who have conferred on him many honors and awards.



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