Synopses & Reviews
Bobby Sands died in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh on 5 May 1981 after sixty-six days on hunger strike. He was world-famous by the time of his death, having being elected to the British Parliament while on hunger strike. In prison, Sands secretly wrote on toilet paper and cigarette papers, writings that were smuggled out of prison. With dry humour they chart in prose and poetry of one man's attempt to preserve his identity while enduring terrible prison conditions. Writings from Prison has become a classic.