"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall."
Never intended for publication, Govan Mbeki's prison writings, originated and were preserved in Robben Island prison. They were meant to be read by other prisoners. Their aim: to educate politically.
They are remarkable documents that provided activists with a distillation of practical lessons about political organisation, learned in the most testing conditions.