This inspirational collection of prison literature reflects the eloquence and idealism of prisoners of conscience through the ages. 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. This updated edition includes new material from Zimbabwe.
Geoffrey Bould is a retired civil servant, a freelance journalist, active Quaker and a former member of Amnesty International's Religious Affairs Panel. The contributors are all, or have been, political prisoners and include Wole Soyinka, Primo Levi, Irina Ratushinskaya, Fydor Dostoyevsky, and Henry Thoreau.