The following interview was originally aired by KBOO community radio in the US on Thursday 26th September. The interview with Victoria focuses on the lives of women directly affected by the US and UK War on Terror – also the subject of her new book, Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (Pluto, 2013).
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“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.” Noam Chomsky
“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