Pearls from the Soul of a Political Prisoner
by Alejandro Raul Mujica-Olea
Born in Chile the author witnessed the military coup of 1973 causing the death of President Salvador Allende Gossens and 30,000 other deaths. Alejandro was detained, tortured, and convicted to eight years in prison. He wrote on small papers with tiny writing, a diary of his life experiences and they were hidden. It took nearly thirty years to publish the diary "Shade of the Death in Chile" and the companion poetry book "Pearls from the Soul of a Political Prisoner.
He became a Canadian citizen in 1980.