In this book Houzan Mahmoud invites Kurdish women from all parts of Kurdistan to write their lived experiences as part of the Culture Project’s “Women’s Self Writing Project” (https://cultureproject.org.uk/womens-self-writing-project/). Kurdish women tell their first-person stories as gendered subjects surrounded by society’s norms, values, and expectations and by the ongoing war in Kurdistan. As Kurdish women, they are at the intersection of Kurdish oppression and gender oppression. As we know from intersectional feminist scholarship, women experience violence, oppression, and discrimination in many different ways. The book promises to take these many forms of gender oppression into account by giving voice to the “complex and multilayered experiences of Kurdish women” (xii) beyond the borders of the nation-states. In these diverse patriarchal societies, Kurdish women not only face unequal relations of everyday life and stand against them but also take up arms in the resistance. The book provides narratives of Kurdish...

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