The Motivation for Robben Island I

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Print: Signed
Size: 65 cm x 50 cm (unframed)
Edition: 500
Authenticity: Signed & numbered with the Nelson Mandela’s emboss, issued with a certificate of authenticity.

Handwritten motivation by Nelson Mandela: Today when I look at Robben

Island I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the

finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the

brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid. Robben Island is a place

where courage endured in the face of endless hardship, a place where

people kept on believing when it seemed their dreams were hopeless and a

place where wisdom and determination overcame fear and human frailty.

It is true that Robben Island was once a place of darkness, but out of

that darkness has come a wonderful brightness, a light so powerful that

it could not be hidden behind prison walls, held back by prison bars or

hemmed in by the surrounding sea. In these sketches entitled: My Robben

Island, I have attempted to colour the island sketches in ways that

relflect the positive light in which I view it. This is what I would

like to share with people around the world and, hopefully, also project

the idea that even the most fantastic dreams can be achieved if we are

prepared to endure life's challenges.

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