Nelson Mandela
behind bars
lucky dube - house of exile

"In your album House of Exile you sing: '... I'm still here in the House of Exile for the love of the nation. ...' "
"The song 'House of Exile' was actually about Mandela. And at the time of course I couldn't say that it's a song about Mandela. I had to find a way to put it."
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" 'Freedom fighter standing on a mountain in a foreign country...' The mountain I was talking about was Table Mountain in Cape Town and I took that as a foreign country, because that's were Robben Island was in that place. So Robben Island was like a totally different country from South Africa."
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"So that was just my mathematics working around the government thing."
"And this island was...?"
"Robben Island, which is where Mandela was kept for 27 years."
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