Victoria Brittain, author of Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (Pluto, 2013) has appeared as a guest on ‘Democracy Now‘ this week.
In the interview she discusses the people and stories documented in her new book. It is especially relevant and poignant given the context of an ongoing hunger-strike being carried out by almost all detainees.
The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror
Victoria Brittain. Foreword by John Berger. Afterword by Marina Warner
Reveals the impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison in Britain and the US, during the ‘war on terror’.
“A searching, sensitive, and wrenching account of the ordeal of the women left behind, their torment, their endurance and courage, their triumphs over the cruel “extension of prison to home.” And not least, a revealing picture of what we have allowed ourselves to become.
“This is a window into an invisible world…a reminder that abandoning normal legal standards has serious consequences for the Rule of Law.” – Helena Kennedy, QC