|Campbell, Brian ; McKeown, Laurence ; O'Hagan, Felim
|Beyond the Pale Books
Special edition marking the 40th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strike
This is the story of one of the most remarkable prison protests in history, told by the prisoners themselves. The protest began when a new regime was imposed on political prisoners in the North of Ireland in 1976. For five years hundreds of Irish Republicans in Long Kesh prison endured deprivation and brutality. Then in 1981, ten of them died a slow and painful death on hunger strike. This book tells the inside story of those prisoners who refused to be treated as criminals. Using the account of men who lived through and survived those years of protest and hunger strike, it give a moving insight into why ten men gave their lives in pursuit of a political goal.