Long Walk to Freedom Setting & Symbolism

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Johannesburg

The second part of the novel and some subsequent chapters take place in Johannesburg, the city to which Mandela and his friend Justice flee at the end of Part One. There, in Johannesburg, Mandela serves as a law clerk while studying to become a lawyer. Mandela first becomes interested and involved in politics while under the influence of Walter Sisulu and Gaur Radebe in Johannesburg.

Cape Town

Though he requests to be set free in Johannesburg, where his family is living, Mandela is eventually freed from prison in Cape Town. Though not much of the novel takes place in Cape Town, two of the prisons where Mandela is kept are close to Cape Town: Robben Island and Victor Verster, where he spends his final years of imprisonment.

Robben Island

Robben Island is a maximum-security where Mandela is held as a political prisoner for 18 years in total. He...

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