Books can have a profound effect on people, but it is rare to hear one acting in a viral way in such restricted communities such as prisons.
Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Matthew Hahn, playwright
I first heard about a copy of the complete works of William Shakespeare known as the ‘Robben Island Bible’ when a good friend was reading Anthony Sampson’s wonderful biography on Nelson Mandela in 2002. I was fascinated by the story and found online the subsequent article that Sampson wrote ‘O, what men dare do’ in the Observer from 2001.