Free Besieged by author Peter Routis is the latest book release from Buffalo-based NFB Publishing.
Routis received a degree in English Literature from Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada and a degree in Computer Science from Humber College in Toronto. His career as a systems analyst lasted until his early retirement in 2016. Since then, he has devoted his full-time attention to writing. His first play, “The Rats,’’ was staged at the University of Waterloo in 1974. He has published three plays: The Rats, The Tragedy of Job and The Tragedy of Eli. Routis has been writing since his teenage years and off and on during his time as an IT professional. Born in Athens, Greece, he is married with two children, two grandchildren and three stepdaughters and lives with his wife Joy in Toronto.
The Athens Polytechnic uprising that started on Nov. 14, 1973 and lasted for three days, was indeed an immense protest of the students and the Athenians toward the tyrannical military junta of George Papadopoulos. Army tanks surrounded the buildings of the Polytechnic, as the students were barricaded within the confines of the university campus. And so, the massacre began. The grounds and the perimeter of the Polytechnic and the streets and sidewalks of the capital were painted red from the blood of the students and so many others. They were besieged. They were physically blockaded, but their spirits were not; not their hearts and souls. They were merely Free Besieged.
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