One Day in My Life
by Bobby Sands
Bobby Sands was twenty-seven years old when he died. He spent almost nine years of his life in prison because of his Irish republican activities. He ... Show synopsis Bobby Sands was twenty-seven years old when he died. He spent almost nine years of his life in prison because of his Irish republican activities. He died, in prison, on 5May 1981, on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike. Sands gained world-wide recognition due to his hunger strike, which he refused to abandon, defiantly withstanding political and moral pressure to do so. He also embarrassed the British establishment by being elected MP to Westminster forFermanagh and South Tyrone. One Day in My Life was written on sheets of toilet paper with biro refills in a small, filthy cell covered with excrement. It is more than just Bobby Sands's story -- it is the story of his comrades who suffered similar oppression and abuse in the hell that was LongKesh Prison, outside Belfast. It is a book about human bravery, endurance, courage and determination against a backdrop of suffering, anguish, terror and harassment. This book, which documents a day in the life of Bobby Sands, will live on as a constant reminder of events that should never have happened -- and will hopefully never happen again.