During his confinement, Kathrada struggled to occupy his mind, often turning to literature to find solace. Drawing from the prison library's meager book collection, he recorded quotations he considered inspiring and profound, jotting down proverbs, poetry, excerpts from newspapers, and passages from books and magazines. A Simple Freedom seamlessly weaves this material together with Kathrada's own words describing the 1964 verdict, life in the prison, and his friendships with other activists who shared his fate. Evocatively illustrated with photographs depicting the realities of life on Robben Island, this important, poignant book offers an intimate look at how one of the world's most well-known political activists lived day to day as Prisoner No. 468/64.
|Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Tim Couzens is the author of four books, including Murder at Morija: Faith, Mystery, and Tragedy on an African Mission.