Victoria Brittain, author of Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (Pluto, 2013), appeared on The Arabic Hour yesterday, in an interview about the book.
The interview comes just days after President Obama announced renewed plans to close Guantanamo bay, in light of the current hunger strikes. Victoria discusses the present hunger strike, as well as previous actions by the incarcerated men and the reactions of their families.
The video is embedded below, and the book is available to buy from the Pluto website here.
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