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Gwangju, 40 years on

Brother Anthony is using the time of social distancing to good effect, updating his website with many valuable materials. In readiness for the 40th anniversary of the Gwangju uprising, he has “translated some poems about the victims in Gwangju, written by a poet whose work nobody dares publish” any more. You can find these on his website, along with the words and music of the song that has become the anthem for the uprising, the March for the Beloved.

The above image gallery is taken from my own visit to the memorial cemetery a couple of days before the anniversary in May 2016.


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