CategoryPeace and Conflict

The Boy in the Photograph


I wonder what he was feeling, the boy staring at me from the black and white photograph. He must be about twelve years old. The number ‘1’ is pinned to his shirt, signalling he was the first to be processed on the day he was brought to the prison. Did he have any inkling about what lay ahead? It was the late 1970’s and the boy in the photograph had been swept up in the brutal madness that was Pol...

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