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Say Nothing: Book Discussion and Talk about Historical Setting

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Book Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 19 Apr 18:00 - 20:00

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Dear friends, and book lovers

Heralded by the Washington Post as "One Of The Best 10 Books Of The Year", "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" is a gripping account of a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions which resonate to this day.

The McConville case described is a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of their goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders.

Say Nothing conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish.

The book comes at a time when Brexit threatens to derail the fragile peace won by the Good Friday Agreement, after deeply divisive recent elections both in Britain and Ireland and for some the opportunity for a return to a war that has never ended. This event will be accompanied by a discussion and review of the events in the book.

Even if you don’t have the time to read or finish the book, feel free to join us for a fun and lively discussion online !