Book Club: April reads

What Kind of Liberation?: Women and the Occupation of Iraq




In the run-up to war in Iraq, the Bush administration assured the world that America’s interest was in liberation - especially for women. The first book to examine how Iraqi women have fared since the invasion. Based on interviews with Iraqi women’s rights activists, international policy makers, and NGO workers and illustrated with photographs taken by Iraqi women, “What Kind of Liberation?” speaks through an astonishing array of voices. Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt demonstrate how in spite of competing political agendas, Iraqi women activists are resolutely pressing to be part of the political transition, reconstruction, and shaping of the new Iraq.
Two Rivers