We’re very pleased to see Victoria Brittain’s new book, Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (Pluto, 2013) listed at number 2 on the London Review of Books‘ ‘New and Recommended’ section of their website. Victoria’s book is both new (released this February) and highly recommendable (check out the many endorsements) so a perfect fit, to be sure!
Check it out on the LRB website here, or by following the purchasing info on our own website below. Also, you can take part in our awareness-raising campaign in support of the forgotten women of the War on Terror by putting your Twitter and Facebook profiles in shadow. Find out more here.
The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror
Victoria Brittain. Foreword by John Berger. Afterword by Marina Warner
“Thanks in no small measure to Victoria Brittain’s remarkable work, we should all have at least some sense of the horrifying events of which Guantanamo is a symbol. Here Brittain adds another crucial dimension to the shameful record, with 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