The Game is Up | Maura McCrory | Black Mountain
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The Game is Up
The singular message emerging from the conflicting voices within political unionism at this time is their opposition to the election of a Sinn Féin First Minister. Whatever other differences there may be between the different strands of unionism on other issues like how to oppose the protocol, on this they are united.
Maura McCrory died last week and I attended her funeral. It was uplifting to see so many of Maura’s friends from across the decades gathered in her honour and in respect and solidarity with her clann. I’m sure Maura’s family took comfort from that. While she has been ill for the last few years in the 1970’s and 1980’s Maura was hugely well known as a defender of the political prisoners.
I published a new book last August. It’s called Black Mountain and Other Stories. Because of the pandemic I was not able to do many readings or signings. Last August I wasn’t at all worried. I will do it at Christmas I thought. But of course that didn’t happen either.
But now as restrictions are easing my day has come. Black Mountain will soon be available at a venue near you. So watch out for local details if you live in Strabane, South Armagh, Downpatrick, Hilltown, Ballymacnab or North Belfast expect to see me soon. Or if you can’t wait why not get a copy on line? Try https://www.sinnfeinbookshop.com/ and An Fhuiseog at 55 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 4PD https://www.facebook.com/AnFhuiseog/