Andy West: I Will Never See the World Again by Ahmet Altan

We are delighted to have author Andy West choose our February Book of the Month. Andy is Philosopher in Residence at HMP Pentonville, London. He is the author of The life Inside: A Memoir of Prison, Family and Philosophy (2022).

“The book I would like to recommend is I Will Never See the World Again, by Ahmet Altan. It’s a story of the human soul in extremis. Altan was arrested for being a dissident and imprisoned without fair trail. In his confinement he relies on his mind to keep his spirit alive – and what a mind he has. In the pages of this book, Altan shares with us the gifts of his vivid imagination and teaches how holding on to one’s capacity to see beauty is one of the most powerful forms of resistance.”
His own book The Life Inside is out now. Thank you Andy for choosing this title. To see our previous Books of the Month, click here. 

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