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Robben Island and the South African spirit of resilience

It’s almost impossible to put into words what it’s like to walk around Robben Island, an island about three miles west off the coast of Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years behind bars during South Africa’s apartheid era. One could describe the 8-foot-by-8-foot jail cells where Mandela and […] Read more »