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city: cape town

robben island

from nelson mandela, civil rights posted in history by prof_improbable

Nobel laureate and president of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918-Dec 5, 2013), served 18 years of his 27 years in prison for sabotage against the apartheid government on Robben Island off the coast of South Africa.

21 years in captivity
Shoes too small to fit his feet
His body abused, but his mind is still free
You're so blind that you cannot see
-
"Nelson Mandela", The Specials

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