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White terror in Taiwan, the terrible oppression of freedom of speech, was followed by the 228 clash in 1947. The number of death of the conflicts during the clash and in the martial law period(1949~1987) afterward is still unclear.
This collection of short stories is about how it impacted the life of ordinary people.
C.J. Anderson-Wu, in her series of short stories, Impossible to Swallow, has created engaging characters who tell the real history of the period of martial law and suppression of speech during the White Terror in Taiwan. This is recent Taiwan history, and Wu’s stories poignantly remind us that suppression of ideas and speech is ongoing in every country and that vigilance against it is urgent; that we must be diligent not to turn neighbor against neighbor. At the end of each story, you will find it quite easy to keep on reading the next.
~Jill Trick, activist