Monday, 7 July 2014

Glasgow's Mitchell Library to host reading of The Robben Island Bible, 19 July 2014 as part of the opening of the Commonwealth Games

The Mitchell Library will be exhibiting the Collected Works of Shakespeare known as the 'Robben Island Bible' which Mandela dated and signed in the mid-1970’s during his incarceration on Robben Island. 

On the afternoon of Saturday 19th July, there will be a performance of The Robben Island Bible in the Mitchell Library Exhibition Hall. The staged reading is based on the chosen verses of 30 of the most important political prisoners on the island prison who went on to lead South Africa after the fall of apartheid and the first democracy elections in 1994. A panel discussion will follow the reading.

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