John Lennon’s Dead Stories of protest,Hunger Strikes & Resistance


Sile Darragh

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‘John Lennon’s dead’ is the ironic title of Sile 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, by far, one of the best accounts of life in jail by a female prisoner. Sile 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 make-up 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.

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Weight 298 g


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