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    Robben Island: Imprison yourself in exile beauty

    Monday, March 1, 2010

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    Inscribed in 1999 as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Robben Island is the landmark in history and a place that has emerged as the beauty beyond of its past history of cruelty on it. Robben Island a place for exile and banishment, for isolation and imprisonment, here political troublemakers, unwanted of society and social outcasts were send. The island has been used as prison for ages since yore, and it cane under the eye of world for the institutional brutality during apartheid years of South Africa. “Today when I look at Robben Island, I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid. It is true that Robben Island was once a place of darkness, but out of that  [...]

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    Robben Island – ‘A Lonely Place’

    Monday, January 11, 2010

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    Robben Island – ‘A Lonely Place’
    Symbolizes as 'the Indestructibility of the Spirit of Resistance against Colonialism, Injustice and Oppression’ Robben Island, twelve kilometers away from Cape Town has witnessed the stories of banishment, injustice and cruelty done for nearly four hundred years on the people. The town was home for such people who had gone through discrimination, injustice and banishment who were regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society by the rulers. The island got famous internationally for its institutional brutality done during the Apartheid years. Robben Island was a prison where most of the freedom thinkers and politician were born. The people who ran the Island and the prison were given duty to break the inner strength, make them aimless in life and to  [...]

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