Danny Morrison speaks at Experiences in Political Conflict.

Some footage of Danny at the Waterfront Hall event on Saturday. Good audio, mainly because he spoke into the microphone. He speaks about his history, sitting beside him are two loyalists ex prisoners who also told their history. Martin Lynch wrote that Danny’s book Then the walls came down influenced him in writing the play. I haven’t read Dannys prison journal, I’d be interested if any one has and their assessment of it.

Danny’s own site is here where he blogs about dealing with the past.

  • Glensman

    I read his journal, it’s quite personal. I thought it showed well the strain that relationships and family life go through when you are put in prison…

    It’s a few years since I read it- sorry for lack of insight!

  • Kathleen

    I like a good personal story. I tried the second hand book shops but no luck, so I’ve ordered it from amazon…

  • Billyo

    Republicans’ ‘dealing with the past’ appear to fall far short of the full truth-telling bar.

    Your average Séan O’Republican simply got up one morning and found himself in prison. No back story, no possibility that he could have been involved in anything deemed illegal.

    His part in the “armed struggle” it seems always amounts to simply being in prison, as an innocent man naturally.

  • picador

    His part in the “armed struggle” it seems always amounts to simply being in prison, as an innocent man naturally.

    Or a “political prisoner”.

    Although to be fair to Danny, it does seem that he was fitted up for his last stretch.

  • Jimmy Sands

    Fitted up my arse. I suppose he thought he was visiting a slumber party.

    I see from the new blog he’s no longer an author, merely a writer.

  • Div

    Not a book i would go nuts over. Better than his usual. Usually they are like watching paint dry.

  • maricon

    Fanny left out the bits when him and me played find the ferret with each other, while we shared a bed in our cell.

    I miss you Fanny.

  • Bruno Spiro

    Very true. You get much more competent plot development in a Dick & Jane reader. Then again it sure puts Martin’s poetry in the shade.