The Heart Must Break (Paperback)
  • The Heart Must Break (Paperback)
zoom

The Heart Must Break (Paperback)

(author)
£7.99
Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 01/08/2002
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is the compelling story of James Mawdsley, a 27 year old man from Lancashire who returned home to Britain at the end 2000 having endured 14 months of solitary confinement and torture in a Burmese prison. Sentenced to 17 years imprisonment for his protests against the brutal military regime for the junta, this was not Mawdsley's first time to be captured but his third trip to Burma in what was a well thought-out, determined exercies in his campaign to publicize human rights violation in a country terrorised by an illegal regime. Mawdsley describes how he came to leave university, and the promise of academic success, to pursue instead something more purposeful, charting with sensitivity, intelligence and humour, the experiences that lead him to Burma. He goes on to describe his fellow prisoners and his torturers with irony and a kind of sympathetic tenderness. Mawdsley rejects any claim of heroism or bravery and instead reflects on his motives, his ability to survive such isolation and terror - how he discovered a kind of spiritual solace and peace despite his terrifying situation - and what now lies ahead, both for himself, with his new freedom, and for the people of Burma.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099426943
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

Killing Rage
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Shankill Butchers
Added to basket
Armed Struggle
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The French Revolution
Added to basket
13 Hours
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The People's Republic of Amnesia
Added to basket
Securing the State
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
A Secret History of the IRA
Added to basket
Another Day of Life
Added to basket
This Changes Everything
Added to basket
Underground
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Them: Adventures with Extremists
Added to basket
The Evils of Revolution
Added to basket
Farewell Kabul
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The I.R.A.
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.