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Book review: For a Song and a Hundred Songs, by Liao Yiwu

Dissident poet Liao Yiwu details four years of suffering and humiliations in a mainland jail in For a Song and a Hundred Songs. Photo: AFP

In 2011 Chinese author, poet and dissident Liao Yiwu slipped across a small border crossing into northern Vietnam, fleeing a country that had long repressed and imprisoned him for his protest writing.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:19pm

Dissident Liao Yiwu's story of his ordeal in jail released in France

Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu clearly recalls the moment when he first stepped into a Chinese jail. He was stripped naked by inmates who then violated him with chopsticks - the beginning of a four-year prison ordeal.

20 Jan 2013 - 3:35am

Who said it?

Classical singer Shenyang

The government is building these grand stadiums … but most of them have no idea how to manage a theatre

Classical singer Shenyang on the struggles of China's opera scene

 

I only stayed naked in front of everyone six to seven minutes, but I felt I had lost all dignity

20 Jan 2013 - 2:07am

Exiled Chinese author recounts prison ‘hell’

Chinese dissident writer Liao Yiwu. Photo: AFP

Liao Yiwu clearly recalls the moment when he first stepped into a Chinese jail. He was stripped naked by inmates who then violated him with chopsticks - the beginning of a four-year prison ordeal.

19 Jan 2013 - 12:29pm