Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Martha Long: Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes

March 15, 2013

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In between the parade and a cold glass of Guinness, if you’d like to explore Irish culture on a deeper level, check out Martha Long’s memoir on growing up in the slums of Dublin in 1950s, MA, HE SOLD ME FOR A FEW CIGARETTES.

As Alice Walker says about the book, 
“Reading this startling testament to one child’s valiant attempts to live until the age of sixteen is a worthy reminder that we can do better as adults if we turn to embrace the children who are suffering, anywhere on earth…”

And Counterpunch says, 
“This is a searing account of childhood survival. No more haunting memoir has been published this year.”

Check out an interview with Martha on WORT-FM.

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