November 7, Montreal: Launch of “Captive Revolution” book on Palestinian women prisoners

Launch of Nahla Abdo’s new book, “Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System”
Friday November 7th, 4 – 6PM
McGill University – Institute of Islamic Studies
3485 McTavish Street, 017 Morrice Hall (the “TNC”) 
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Free admission and open to the public

nahlabookThe Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling presents the launch of Nahla Abdo’s latest book “Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System.” 

Join us for a book launch and discussion with Nahla Abdo. 

Co-sponsored by Qpirg McGill, Culture Shock, the Centre for Gender Advocacy, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights Concordia, and McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies.

Nahla Abdo’s Captive Revolution seeks to break the silence on Palestinian women political detainees, providing a vital contribution to research on women, revolution, national liberation and anti-colonial resistance. The book examines Israel’s racism and settler colonial policies against Palestinian women political detainees in Israeli prisons and highlights the state’s specific targeting of women. Based on the stories of the women themselves, Abdo draws on a wealth of oral history and primary research to analyse Palestinian women’s anti-colonial struggle, their agency and their treatment as political detainees.

Books will be available for purchase at the event through the Concordia Co-op Bookstore. Sales can be made with cash or credit (VISA or MasterCard) only.

‘With Captive Revolution, Nahla Abdo reveals just how much of the history of anti-imperialist struggles is absent when women – especially Palestinian women freedom fighters – are overlooked. In the process of reconstructing this history through testimonies of Palestinian women political detainees, Abdo offers us incisive critiques of orientalist feminisms and of the persistence of racism in the Israeli occupation of Palestine.’ – Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Nahla Abdo is an Arab feminist activist and Professor of Sociology at Carleton University. She has published extensively on women, racism, nationalism, and the State in the Middle East, with a special focus on Palestinian women.

This event has been endorsed by Qpirg ConcordiaTadamon!McGill Student’s in Solidarity for Palestinian Human RightsIndependent Jewish Voices Canada, and Independent Jewish Voices Montreal.

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