Octopus is honoured to present this timely and pertinent book on Palestine in support of Palestinians' on-going struggle for freedom on their homeland . This book titled Captive Revolution pays particular attention on Palestinian women's anti-colonial struggle within the Israeli prison system.
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 analyse Palestinian women's anti-colonial struggle, their agency and their treatment as political detainees.
Making crucial comparisons with the experiences of women political detainees in other conflicts, and emphasising the vital role Palestinian political culture and memorialisation of the 'Nakba' have had on their resilience and resistance, Captive Revolution is a rich and revealing addition to our knowledge of this little-studied phenomenon.
Nahla Abdo, author of Captive Revolution, will be jointed by Nadia Abu-Zahra, co-author of Unfree Palestine: Registration, Documentation and Movement Restriction for an engaging conversation on this topic.
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