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This remarkable collection of prison literature inspires with the eloquent idealism of prisoners of conscience through the ages. The contributors include many of the world's finest writers: Wole Soyinka, Primo Levi, Irina Ratushinskaya, Fydor Dostoyevsky, Henry Thoreau. There are moving accounts from victims of the Holocaust, Soviet labour camps and psychiatric prisons, nuclear protestors, civil rights and anti-apartheid activists, anti-colonial nationalists and targets of religious persecution throughout history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842776759
ISBN-10: 1842776754
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Bould

Geoffrey Bould was born in Yorkshire in 1920. After service in World War II, he worked in the civil service until his retirement in 1982. In addition to working as a freelance journalist, he established and edited for several years the ecumenical newspaper Interfaith News. An active Quaker, Geoffrey Bould has been a member of Amnesty International's Religious Affairs Panel.