Sentences includes works by nearly fifty authors who wrote from prison, or who recounted their experiences of imprisonment after regaining their freedom, including
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Angela Davis
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Rosa Luxembourg
- Malcolm X
- Wole Soyinka
- Oscar Wilde
Spanning poetry, fiction, drama, philosophy, history, and autobiography, the prison writings in this exhibition provide a glimpse into how individuals react to their incarceration and powerfully demonstrate some of the socio-political and economic forces that marginalize, disenfranchise, and criminalize people, their communities, and their beliefs.
Curated by Peter X. Accardo, Houghton Librarian for Scholarly and Public Programs.
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