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Author Vassen, Robert D

Title Letters from Robben Island : a Selection of Ahmed Kathrada's Prison Correspondence, 1964-1989
Published Cape Town, South Africa : Michigan State University Press, 1999
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Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Editor's Note; About Ahmed Kathrada; The Letters; 1964-1970; Sylvia Neame, February or March 1964; Sylvia Neame, February or March 1964; Sylvia Neame, May 1964; Sylvia Neame, 9 June 1964; Sylvia Neame, 11 June 1964; Ahmed Kola, 30 August 1964; Kathrada Family, 18 October 1964; Kathrada Family, 24 December 1967; Essop Pahad, 3 April 1968; Goolam Hoosenbhai, 29 December 1968; Sylvia Neame, between 11-31 December 1970; 1971-1980; Solly Kathrada, 26 March 1972; Zivia Shaban, 12 May 1973; Mrs. Neville Alexander, 16 February 1975
Head of Robben Island Prison, 24 November 1979Shamima Kola, 15 December 1979; Zohra Kathrada, 22 December 1979; Bob Vassen, 19 January 1980; Dr. Karim, 14 June and 30 July 1980; Aziz Kathrada, 19 July 1980; Farida and Ahmed Bhoola, 20 September 1980; Shamima and Neelan Poonen, 4 October 1980; Djamilla Cajee, 25 October 1980; 1981-1989; Tahera Kola, 14 February 1981; Dasoo Iyer, 28 March 1981; Dr. Karim, 24 October 1981; Zohra Kathrada, 17 July 1982; Zohra Kathrada, 21 October 1982; Bob Vassen, 29 January 1983; Mammie Seedat, 29 May 1983; Roshan Dadoo, 1 October 1983
Sonia Bunting, 16 February 1975Choti and Ismail, 28 March 1975; Ruth and Ilse Fischer, 11 May 1975; Raman Chiba, 20 September 1975; George Peake, 22 November 1975; Tom Vassen, 22 November 1975; Rooki Saloojee, 24 December 1976; Sukhthi Naidoo, 25 January 1976; Sukhthi Naidoo, 28 August 1976; Zohra Kathrada, 25 February 1978; Dasoo Iyer, Easter, 1978; Tom Vassen, 17 June 1978; Zohra Kathrada, 24 June 1978; Tom and Bob Vassen, 25 July 1978; Zohra Kathrada, 25 November 1978; Bob Vassen, 21 April 1979; Poppy Kola, 19 May 1979; Aadil Jassat, 28 July 1979; Dasoo Iyer, 17 November 1979
Veena and Ramesh Vassen, 2 January 1987Mukesh Vassen, 6 December 1987; Amien Cajee, 17 January 1988; Oliver Tambo, Sometime in 1988; Sonia Bunting, 13 March 1988; Zohra Kathrada, 12 June 1988; Zuleikha Mayat, 2 July 1988; J.N. and Radhie Singh, 16 September 1988; Zohrabibi Kathrada, 19 September 1988; Ben Shek, 29 October 1988; Yasmin and Nazir Kathrada, 18 December 1988; Fati and Kader, 14 January 1989; Zuleikha Mayat, 25 March 1989; Mohamed, 16 April 1989; Patricia Long, 13 May 1989; Marie Kola, 19 July 1989; Navi Joseph, 3 October 1989
Zohrabibi Kathrada, 5 November 1983Shireen Patel, 28 January 1984; Zeenat Cajee, 27 May 1984; Essop Jassat, 15 July 1984; Leila Issel, 1 December 1984; P.W. Botha, 13 February 1985; Helen Joseph, 17 March 1985; Navi Joseph, 23 March 1985; Dullah Omar, 31 May 1985; Essop Jassat, 2 June 1985; Farieda Omar, 1 September 1985; Nazir Kathrada, 26 October 1985; Shireen Patel, 10 November 1985; Khatoon Patel, 18 January 1986; Shehnaaz Meer, 23 February 1986; Ameen Akhalwaya, 9 November 1986; Wilfred Kodesh, 14 November 1986; Helen Joseph, 30 November 1986; Enver Bharoochi, 14 December 1986
Summary Late one night in July, 1963, a South African police unit surrounded the African National Congress headquarters in Rivonia and arrested a group of Movement leaders gathered inside. Eventually eight of them, including Nelson Mandela, who was already serving a sentence, Walter Sisulu, Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Elias Motsoledi, Andrew Mangeni, and Ahmed Kathrada, were convicted of sabotage and, on June 12, 1964, sentenced to life in prison. Soon, these men became widely known as the ""Rivonia Trialists."" Despite their imprisonment, the Trialists played activ
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Subject Kathrada, A. M. (Ahmad M.) -- Correspondence.
Political prisoners -- South Africa -- Correspondence.
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1948-1994.
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0870139312 (electronic bk.)
9780870139314 (electronic bk.)