Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women's Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System

Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women's Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System
Publisher: Pluto Press
Published Date: August 2014
ISBN-13: 978-0745334936

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.

Based on interviews with the women themselves, as well as her own experience as a former political prisoner, Abdo draws on a wealth of oral history and primary research in order to analyse their anti-colonial struggle, their agency and appalling treatment.

Making crucial comparisons with the experiences of female 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.

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