For being a poet who used his pen to denounce injustice, a man referred to as 'Z' is thrown into prison, charged with conspiracy to murder, tortured and eventually hanged. The author, a statesman and journalist whose literary works were banned by the Pakistani government of General Zia-al-Haq, forcefully describes the prisoner's solitary confinement, reconstructing the story of his crusade for the poor. Convinced to the very end of his ideals, ''Z' spends much of his time in prison reciting his poetry and that of others who, throughout history, fought for freedom and paid with their lives. This powerful political novel is a searing indictment of human rights violations, written by a journalist with first-hand experience of the atrocities described.
MOTS CLES · Asie · Droits humains · Littérature · Roman