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By Meredith Tax

“This is the booklet I’ve been ready for—only it’s richer, deeper, and extra interesting than i'll have imagined. A highway Unforeseen is a big contribution to our figuring out of feminism and Islam, of ladies and the area, and provides me clean wish 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 nation, or Daesh, with ladies at the entrance traces as fierce warriors and leaders.

A street Unforeseen recounts the dramatic, underreported historical past of the Rojava Kurds, whose all-women military was once instrumental within the perilous mountaintop rescue of tens of hundreds of thousands of civilians besieged in Iraq. as much as that time, the Islamic kingdom had appeared invincible. but those girls helped vanquish them, bringing the 1st half the refugees to security 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 fluctuate from that of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Islamic country, and Turkey? and should the politics of the twenty-first century be formed through the competition among those political models?

Meredith Tax is a author and political activist. writer, so much lately, of Double Bind: The Muslim correct, the Anglo-American Left, and common Human Rights, she was once founding president of Women’s international, an international loose speech community of feminist writers, and cofounder of the PEN American Center’s Women’s Committee and the foreign PEN ladies Writers’ Committee. She is presently foreign board chair of the Centre for Secular area and lives in New York.

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