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By Meredith Tax

“This is the e-book I’ve been ready for—only it’s richer, deeper, and extra interesting than i'll have imagined. A street Unforeseen is a huge contribution to our realizing 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 received major victories opposed to the Islamic kingdom, or Daesh, with girls 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 defense force 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 half the refugees to protection inside of twenty-four hours.

Who are the innovative ladies of Rojava and what classes do we research from their heroic tale? How does their political philosophy range from that of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Islamic kingdom, and Turkey? and may the politics of the twenty-first century be formed via 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 used to be founding president of Women’s international, a world loose speech community of feminist writers, and cofounder of the PEN American Center’s Women’s Committee and the overseas PEN ladies Writers’ Committee. She is at the moment foreign board chair of the Centre for Secular area and lives in New York.

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