Robben Island Rock Pit
This issue’s cover photo, by Cetta Kenney, depicts the notorious limestone quarry, “the rock pit,” which was the hard-labor site where prisoners like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and others toiled.
The limestone quarry was used for hard labour of maximum security prisoners like Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. The constant exposure to blinding sun and limestone rock dust exacted an awful toll on Mandela and his confreres. Today, visitors to the Robben Island facility, now a museum, can experience a brief taste of the daily horror of life on Robben Island. Mandela spent 18 years there, before being transferred to more civilized imprisonment at Pollsmoor Prison and, later, Victor Verster Prison.
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| editorial |
| creative encounters |
The Sacred Wheel vow and blessing
Rethinking Religious Tradition and Authority in the Postmodern World
Servant and Slave love and evil in Shakespeare’s Othello
Personality Development in Islam
Silence, Simplicity and Sacredness
| sacred spaces |
| voices of youth |
| focus on the interreligious movement |
| in review |
| poetry |
Who am I?
This is what you shall do...
| prayers and meditation |
The most amazing day
Where the mind is without fear