There are so many write-ups, op-eds, essays, poems, short stories, entire novels on the internet that sometimes I wonder if I will find anything that will touch me deeply, for nowadays most emotions are so transitory that you only experience the writer’s pain for a moment and you are not wounded.
When I read ‘I Will Never See the World Again.’, however, I was deeply wounded by the extent to which the machinery of administration and law can go to hush up a voice. The author who has been imprisoned and is unlikely to get parole speaks about how his life is no different from his protagonist’s. Do writers and their characters share lives or are writers prophetic beings who often end up foretelling their own futures? Read I Will Never See the World Again. by Ahmet Altan, terrifically sad revelations but essential reading.