5:28 P.M. Sunday, June 17
Spent the day wandering Derry.
Stumbled into the Bogside, site of Bloody Sunday in January 1972 -when thirteen unarmed men and boys were killed by the British army - and much other conflict and loss. You can feel the sadness there. Here are some of the murals:
Also walked the walls- the Derry walls were built in the 1600's and remain intact today. Here's a view:
Tomorrow I start a week-long course with the International Conflict Research Institute, titled "Language, Truth, and Memory in Conflict." I settled into a cafe for a couple hours to do the reading we've been assigned for the first day...all about the legitimization of violence through discourse. I had to look up more words for tomorrow's reading than I did the entire last semester. Excited, and a little nervous.
People are starting to arrive in my dorm...off to try and make friends.
So glad you're keeping this blog, Amie. It will be awesome to follow your experience in Ireland.ReplyDelete
I hope that this blog lets me comment-- before I write too much I am going to test it out... Lots of Love EllieReplyDelete