Say Nothing describes the conflict in Northern Ireland from the early 1970’s to the present. What began as a peaceful protest by IRA(Irish Republic Army) members in Belfast turned into decades of violence when the British army fired on the protesters. This work of nonfiction begins with the disappearance of Jean McConville, a 37 year old mother with ten children, and segues into stories of British officers and members of the IRA. Colorful individuals, such as Dolours Price, Brendan Hughes and Gerry Adams help to add to the dramatic and intense narration of Say Nothing.
Keefe’s book is thoroughly researched, and he certainly doesn’t sugar coat the death and destruction that occurred in Northern Ireland for over thirty years. Anyone interested in modern day Northern Ireland should read Say Nothing.