By Meredith Tax

ISBN-10: 1942658109

ISBN-13: 9781942658108

“This is the booklet I’ve been ready for—only it’s richer, deeper, and extra interesting than i may have imagined. A street Unforeseen is an incredible contribution to our knowing of feminism and Islam, of ladies and the realm, and offers me clean desire for change.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, writer of Nickel and Dimed and Living With a Wild God

In war-torn northern Syria, a democratic society—based on secularism, ethnic inclusiveness, and gender equality—has gained major victories opposed to the Islamic kingdom, or Daesh, with girls at the entrance traces as fierce warriors and leaders.

A highway Unforeseen recounts the dramatic, underreported background of the Rojava Kurds, whose all-women armed forces used to be instrumental within the perilous mountaintop rescue of tens of millions of civilians besieged in Iraq. as much as that time, the Islamic kingdom had appeared invincible. but those ladies helped vanquish them, bringing the 1st 1/2 the refugees to defense inside of twenty-four hours.

Who are the progressive ladies of Rojava and what classes do we examine from their heroic tale? How does their political philosophy vary from that of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Islamic nation, and Turkey? and may the politics of the twenty-first century be formed by means of the competition among those political models?

Meredith Tax is a author and political activist. writer, such a lot lately, of Double Bind: The Muslim correct, the Anglo-American Left, and common Human Rights, she was once founding president of Women’s global, a world loose speech community of feminist writers, and cofounder of the PEN American Center’s Women’s Committee and the foreign PEN girls Writers’ Committee. She is at present overseas board chair of the Centre for Secular house and lives in New York.

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