If Streets Could Speak provides a factual record, and timely reminder, of all those who died in Derry and surrounding area as a result of the conflict since the outbreak of the Troubles in 1968. It details the location, circumstances and date of the events that resulted in the deaths of all the victims during the last 50 years set within the prevailing political context of the times.
As the Troubles worsened, casualties increasingly became statistics as the real people behind the individual losses were forgotten. By 2018, many deaths had been written out of our history except by those most impacted – the victims’ families and friends.
In this publication, Brendan Mc Keever contends that unless the issues of the past are properly addressed there can be no true reconciliation, no open wounds healed, no real peace secured. He is sensitive to these issues and aware there are many viewpoints to be considered and shared before the healing can begin.