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A Free Mind
A Free Mind

A Free Mind

Ahmed Kathrada's Notebook from Robben Island

Edited by Sahm Venter


136 Pages, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: August 2006

ISBN 9781770091245

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Jacana Media (Aug 2006)

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This inspirational collection brings together poetry, novels, songs, and letters that motivated Ahmed Kathrada during his 26 years of imprisonment in Apartheid-era South Africa. Despite the draconian censorship practices and heavily restricted access to the written word at the maximum security prison, Kathrada found strength, hope, and escape in the works of writers such as Bertold Brecht, Mahatma Gandhi, Emily Bront-, and Karl Marx.

Author Biography

Sahm Venter is a writer, an editor, and a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg who has worked for both South African and international media since 1981.