Conversations Ahmed Kathrada

With the passing of struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada in the early hours of Tuesday, 28 March, the country reflects on the icon’s legacy and contribution towards racial equality in South Africa.

And so, after having recently read Conversations With a Gentle Soul (PanMacMillan), it’s easy to understand why Nelson Mandela counted the late freedom fighter among his closest friends. Despite 26 years in prison – 18 of them on Robben Island – he was humble, philosophical and often very funny as he shared a wealth of stories about life before, during and after apartheid.

A life-long activist, he served…
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Conversations Ahmed Kathrada