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A Road Unforeseen : Women Fight the Islamic State

Author: Meredith Tax; Joey L
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Recounts the history of the Syrian Rojava Kurds, a democratic secular society whose all-women militia was instrumental in the mountaintop rescue of tens of thousands of civilians besieged by the Islamic State in Iraq.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Tax; Joey L
ISBN: 9781942658108 1942658109
OCLC Number: 923554666
Description: 335 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: A road unforeseen --
The Kurds --
Separated at birth --
Insurrection and genocide --
The people take up the struggle --
Kurdish women rising --
Democratic autonomy in Turkey and Syria --
The battle of Kobane and its backlash --
The birth of Daesh --
Daesh vs. Kobane --
War and peace in Turkey --
Some questions remain.
Responsibility: Meredith Tax ; photographs by Joey L.

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"Swift, intense and forensic... [Tax] brings the habit 'optimism of the will and pessimism of the intellect' to [A Road Unforeseen]. The journey takes her deep to the history of Middle East and the Read more...

 
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