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The Life Inside : A Memoir of Prison, Family and Philosophy

The Life Inside : A Memoir of Prison, Family and Philosophy

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
SKU: 9781529031980
R 350,00
Andy West's first book will give readers a unique look inside Britain's prisons today, tell his unusual family story and offer a compelling exploration of some of life's most fascinating questions.
Andy West teaches philosophy in prisons. He has conversations with people inside about their lives, discusses their ideas and feelings and listens as the men and women he works with explore new ways to think about their situation. Could we ever be good if we never felt shame? What makes a person worthy of forgiveness? Could someone in prison ever be more free than someone outside? These questions about how to live are ones we all need to ask, but in this setting they are even more urgent. When Andy steps into jail, he also confronts his inherited guilt: his father, uncle and brother all spent time in prison. He has built a different life for himself, but he still fears that their fate will be his. As he discusses questions of truth, identity and hope with his students, he searches for his own form of freedom. Moving, sympathetic, wise and frequently funny, The Life Inside is an elegantly written and unforgettable book. Through its blend of memoir, storytelling and gentle philosophical questioning, readers will gain a new insight into our justice system, our prisons and the plurality of lives found inside.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529031980
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Contributor By (author) Andy West
Publication Date 2022-02-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 352
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 154 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 420
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Andy West teaches philosophy in prisons. He has conversations with people inside about their lives, discusses their ideas and feelings and listens as the men and women he works with explore new ways to think about their situation. Could we ever be good if we never felt shame? What makes a person worthy of forgiveness? Could someone in prison ever be more free than someone outside? These questions about how to live are ones we all need to ask, but in this setting they are even more urgent. When Andy steps into jail, he also confronts his inherited guilt: his father, uncle and brother all spent time in prison. He has built a different life for himself, but he still fears that their fate will be his. As he discusses questions of truth, identity and hope with his students, he searches for his own form of freedom. Moving, sympathetic, wise and frequently funny, The Life Inside is an elegantly written and unforgettable book. Through its blend of memoir, storytelling and gentle philosophical questioning, readers will gain a new insight into our justice system, our prisons and the plurality of lives found inside.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529031980
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Contributor By (author) Andy West
Publication Date 2022-02-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 352
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 234 X 154 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 420
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