Wednesday, 2 September 2015

ROBBEN ISLAND - a short story

A few years ago I travelled around South Africa. 
While I was in Cape Town I took the ferry to Robben Island and met a man called Ntoza: an experience I will never forget.

I described the tour of Robben Island in an article I wrote for an English language newspaper in Spain.

Shortly after the death of Nelson Mandela I wrote a story based on my experience which was published on the Cafe Lit website.

Cape Town from ferry to Robben Island

You can read the story here
Robben Island

Nelson Mandela's Cell
Nelson Mandela's Cell


  1. I've just read your short story Susan - it's so moving and powerful in its simplicity. The photos complement the story well!

  2. Thank you, Rosemary. My visit to the island was far more poignant than I anticipated - not least meeting and talking to Ntoza! It was a story I was compelled to share.


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