"John Lennon's Dead": Stories of Protest, Hunger Strikes and Resistance

  • En solde
  • Prix régulier $16.16
  • --------

    Síle Darragh

    Publisher: Beyond the Pale

    Year: 2022

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 188 pages

    ISBN: 9781914318160

Frais de port calculés à l'étape de paiement.

Add to Wishlist

"John Lennon’s Dead" is the ironic title of Síle Darragh’s account of a life of protest and resistance in Armagh Gaol in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including the two hunger strikes, and of how life on the outside played out on the inside.

It is a rare account of life in Armagh women’s prison. Síle writes about the horrific conditions, the ill­-treatment, the comradeship, the formulation of strategy and of how they were still just teenagers who in normal circumstances would have been thinking about discos, buying clothes and make­up, and building homes.

Told with wry humour and great feeling it goes a long way in redressing the imbalance in the prison history which for many reasons has focused on the blanket protest in the H-Blocks where ten republicans died on hunger strike in 1981.

This new edition (2022) includes a Foreword by Rita O’Hare (former prisoner in Armagh and Limerick, and former Sinn Féin representative in the United States), an Afterword by Mairéad Farrell (Sinn Féin TD, Galway West and South Mayo) and a special Scéalta discussion, from October 2021, with four former prisoners in Armagh Gaol: Síle Darragh, Anne­Marie Quinn, Sinead Moore and Mary Doyle.

Tags: feminism ....... history ....... ireland ....... Mairéad Farrell ....... memoir ....... political prisoners ....... Prisoners & Prisons ....... Rita O’Hare ....... Síle Darragh .......