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ELiz_M (5): A novel depicting the brutal, oppressive life of a Egyptian village girl. It was inspired by the author's contact with an imprisoned woman. Almost a decade later, the author herself was imprisoned and terrorized for her ongoing feminist activism.… (mais)
FlorenceArt (17): I'm including this book, which is the sequel to Angela's Ashes, because it belongs to the theme more than the first, although I understand it's not as good (I haven't read it).… (mais)
ELiz_M (8): from wiki: Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to his serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom and he was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland.… (mais)
spiphany (1): Andrei Sinyavsky (pseud. Abram Tertz) was tried and imprisoned for his Soviet-critical writing (The Trial Begins; On Socialist Realism). "A Voice from the Chorus" was based on his experiences while imprisoned.… (mais)
spiphany (5): Heym fled Nazi Germany to the US, where he fought with the Americans in WWII. Left the US in the 1950s because of his communist politics, emigrated to East Germany, where he was initially welcomed, but later banned from publishing due to his criticism of the government.… (mais)