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The Internment

John Conroy

‘In a low-rent corner of Belfast's city centre is a district known as Smithfield, and on its main street there is a market, an anarchist bookshop, a public toilet and a bookmaker's called Stanley's.’

In a low-rent corner of Belfast’s city centre is a district known as Smithfield, and on its main street there is a market, an anarchist bookshop, a public toilet and a bookmaker’s called Stanley’s. Above Stanley’s is the office of Challenge for Youth, an organization that provides support fo…


John Conroy

John Conroy is the author of Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life. He lives in Chicago, where he is working on a book about torture.

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