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While Northern Ireland has only been separate from Ireland since 1921, the United Kingdom region has developed its own identity, one whose literature often reflects the country’s dual nature.
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Named one of the best books of 2019 by The Washington Post and Barack Obama, Keefe’s narrative focuses on smaller crimes that reflect the overarching “Troubles” that assailed Northern Ireland for decades. Although nonfiction, the book reads like a novel, thanks to Keefe’s storytelling chops. With Brexit looming just ahead, the subject of national identity and secession makes for a timely read.
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