Women throughout the world have always played their part in struggles against colonialism, imperialism and other forms of oppression.
However, there are hardly any academic books on Arab political prisoners, fewer still on the Palestinians who have been detained in their thousands for their political activism and resistance.
Nahla Abdo's Captive Revolution seeks to break the silence on Palestinian women political detainees, providing a vital contribution to research on women, revolutions, national liberation and anti-colonial resistance. Based on the stories of the women themselves, Abdo draws on a wealth of oral history and primary research in order to analyze Palestinian women's anti-colonial struggle, their agency and their
treatment as political detainees.
Nahla Abdo is an Arab feminist activist and Professor of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa.
The book launch for Captive Revolution was on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Toronto. Introducing Nahla Abdo is David McNally, Alan Sears and Himani Bannerji.
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