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Buncrana launch for acclaimed Derry memoir 03.10.16

A Derryman's acclaimed memoir of growing up in the Brandywell during the 1960s and 1970s will have its Donegal launch in Buncrana on Friday.
Tony Dohertyís 'This Manís Wee Boy' is "a uniquely-crafted" memoir recalling the author's early childhood in a working-class Catholic family in the city.
Doherty was instrumental in setting up the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign in 1992.
The campaign eventually led to the exoneration of his father Paddy and the others killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday and to a public apology from the British Government in 2010.
The author has also worked extensively in community regeneration in his native city and is currently regional co-ordinator for Northern Ireland's Healthy Living Centre Alliance.
Tony Doherty's "inspirational" memoir will be launched in Buncrana.
His memoir, published by Mercier Press, has been well received by literary critics who variously described it as "wonderful", "emotive" and "inspirational".
"Written with the authentic voice of a child, this snapshot of his young life unfolds in a series of stories evoking the innocence of childhood, family dynamic and tensions, street friendships and characters, the onset of civil strife, and a family protecting itself from conflict, with CS gas coming in through the door and tracer bullets flying past the windows," said a spokesperson.
The Donegal launch will take place in The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana, on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7pm. Everyone welcome.
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