Pemba Island – Zanzibar

Pemba Island (also known as the ‘Green Island’) forms part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, lying within the Swahili Coast in the Indian Ocean.  Pemba is home to several dive sites, untouched coral reefs, and very abundant marine life.

The island boasts a rich history dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. The Ndagoni ruins, west of the capital, Chake-Chake, date back to around the 14th century. East of Chake-Chake, are the Mkama Ndume ruins at Pujini village which are known as one of the earliest fortifications on the entire Swahili coast.

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Robben Island – South Africa

Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, 6,9 kilometres west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town. It is known around the world as one of the places where anti-apartheid activists were incarcerated. Former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, spent 27 years behind bars – many of which were spent on the Island.

The Island is now a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists can visit the island via a ferry, and can view the cell where Nelson Mandela was held.

Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

 

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Were you or a member of your family an ex-political prisoner on Robben Island? We would like to interview about your experience.? ? The interviews will be conducted in the comfort of your home and may include your family members who wish to speak about their experience of life during your incarceration at Robben Island. The Museum is approaching this project as a national priority.? ? For more information about the project or to offer your time toward an interview, contact the Robben Island Museum Research Unit by calling Nolubabalo Tongo-Cetywayo (0780191279) or Christopher Solomons (0832890530) or email: [email protected] / [email protected]? ? #RobbenIsland #Museum #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #Apartheid #history #travel

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