by Ashwin Desai - £13.99 Haymarket Books (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781608462728 | ISBN 10: 1608462722
"Somehow, Shakespeare always seems to have something to say to us."The prison authorities on apartheid South Africa's Robben Island strictly censored the reading materials inmates received from the outside world. Yet, the prisoners cleverly managed to smuggle political literature disguised as religious texts, into their communal cells. The works of Shakespeare resonated deepest amongst the inmates for their anti-colonial and anti-apartheid inspirations, as much as for the power and beauty of their words.
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