He used to teach art to schoolkids, but now his pupils are prisoners, his classroom’s a prison. He enters naïve, struggles to survive, but an ideal begins to grow in him: to break the endless cycle of release and reimprisonment that so many of his students are locked into. But the big question is: Who is teaching whom?
Bang-up for Men is a book with many levels. It is humorous and entertaining, yet also probes the darker, more sinister sides of prison life. The many colourful characters encountered in this book bring it alive as you begin to see the world through their eyes. You are taken through sterile, shiny corridors under glaring fluorescent lights, and along the landings to your own cell where, finally, you are banged up and left on your own. Or are you?
What they said about BANG-UP...
“THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE FUNNIEST AND MOST POIGNANT NARRATIVES ON PRISON LIFE EVER ... CAPTURES THE ABSURDITY AND BANALITY OF PRISON LIFE LIKE NO BOOK I’VE EVER READ. CONGRATULATIONS ON A VERY FINE PIECE OF WORK” - ERWIN JAMES, The Guardian
“THIS IS A VALUABLE NEW ADDITION TOTHE CANON OF WRITING ABOUT PRISON LIFE” - ANGELA NEUSTATTER
"THE AUTHOR SPARES THE READER NO DETAIL OF WHAT GOES ON IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF PRISONERS. THE RESULT IS NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED...” - LORD RAMSBOTHAM OF KENSINGTON, GCB CBE, Chairman of Koestler Awards Trust and Former Chief Inspector of Prisons
“...THE BOOK I WISHED I’D BEEN ABLE TO WRITE... SENSITIVE OBSERVATIONS AND HILARIOUS COMMENTARY...” - ANGELA FINDLAY, Arts in Prison Projects, Koestler Trust Euro
- Adrian Rudesind
- Format: Paperback
- No. Pages: 292
- ISBN: 1 899530 22 3