Writings from Prison

Writings from Prison stands as a testament to courage and the political prisoner’s indomitable struggle for recognition and freedom. Foreword by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Sean MacBride.

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One Day in My Life

One Day in My Life is available online at the Sinn Féin Bookshop.

Introduction by Gerry Adams

Bobby Sands was 27 years old when he died. He spent almost nine years of his life in prison because of his Irish republican activities. He died, in prison, on 5 May 1981, on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike at Long Kesh Prison, outside Belfast. This book documents a day in the life of Bobby Sands. It is a tale of human bravery, endurance and courage against a backdrop of suffering, terror and harassment.

It will live on as a constant reminder of events that should never have happened – and hopefully will never happen again.

You can find many items relating to Bobby Sands and the Hunger Strikes available online at the Sinn Féin Bookshop, 58 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Tel. 00 353 18148542. Email: sales@sinnfeinbookshop.com

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The Diary of Bobby Sands

The Diary of Bobby Sands. In this diary we can see the grit, humanity, humour and politics of a great Irishman – Danny Morrison

The first seventeen days of Bobby Sands’ H-Block hungerstrike to the death, written by him in diary form, with an introduction by Danny Morrison.

You can find many items relating to Bobby Sands and the Hunger Strikes available online at the Sinn Féin Bookshop, 58 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. Tel. 00 353 18148542. Email: sales@sinnfeinbookshop.com

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Hunger Strike: Reflections on the 1981 Hunger Strike

Hunger Strike: Reflections on the 1981 Hunger Strike – edited by Danny Morrison, contributions from Edna O’Brien, Tony Benn, Ken Loach, Christy Moore and many more.

Well-known novelists and poets, former prisoners and activists reflect upon the deaths of the ten republican hunger strikers which proved a turning point in relations between Britain and Ireland. Most of the pieces here were specially commissioned, and while they differ greatly, what they have in common is a sense of the intensity of the experience of the hunger strike at the time, and the intensity of the impression made by it even now, twenty-five years later.

Contributors also include David Beresford, Tom Hayden, John Montague, Roy Greenslade, Eugene McCabe, Ulick O’Connor, Nell McCafferty, Peter Sheridan, Medbh McGuckian, Robert Ballagh, Shane Connaughton, Timothy O’Grady, Christy Moore, There are less familiar names, too: William Brown, an ecumenical Christian; Mary Doyle, a former hunger striker; Sorj Chalandon, a French journalist; Frank Durkan, an American human rights lawyer; Mary Nelis, an activist and mother of two prisoners; Pedram Moallemian, a former Iranian student.

The book is published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ending of the hunger strike.

Author Danny Morrison is a novelist, playwright and former editor of An Phoblacht/Republican News.

Available online at the Sinn Féin Bookshop.

Ten Men Dead

Ten Men Dead – by David Beresford.

“Possibly the best book to emerge from the war in Ireland” The New York Times

From The Publisher – In 1981 ten men starved themselves to death inside the walls of Long Kesh prison in Belfast. While a stunned world watched and distraught family members kept bedside vigils, one Soldier after another slowly went to his death in an attempt to make Margaret Thatcher’s government recognize them as political prisoners rather than common criminals. Drawing extensively on secret IRA documents and letters from the prisoners smuggled out at the time, David Beresford tells the gripping story of these strikers and their devotion to the cause. An intensely human story, Ten Men Dead offers a searing portrait of strife-torn Ireland, of the IRA, and the passions – on both sides – that Republicanism arouses.
Available online at the Sinn Féin Bookshop.

Nor Meekly Serve My Time

Nor Meekly Serve My Time: The H-Block Struggle, 1976-1981 – by J. B. Campbell. Available online at Amazon.

Nothing But An Unfinished Song

Nothing But An Unfinished Song: Bobby Sands, the Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation – by Denis O’Hearn. Available online at Amazon.

On The Blanket

On The Blanket – By Tim Pat Coogan available online at Amazon.