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Bobby Sands: Freedom Fighter

by Gerry Hunt - £12.99  O'Brien Press Ltd (2016)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781847178152 | ISBN 10: 1847178154

Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army who died on hunger strike while imprisoned at HM Prison Maze. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status. During his strike he was elected to the British Parliament as an Anti H-Block candidate. His death was followed by a new surge of Provisional IRA recruitment and activity. International media coverage brought attention to the hunger strikers, and the republican movement in general, attracting both praise and criticism.

This graphic novel brings Bobby Sandsí story to life in a whole new way.

(Price & availability last checked: July 2016)

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