Victoria Brittain, author of ‘Shadow Lives’ at the Mosaic Rooms

Victoria-Brittain-Credit-Augusta-ConchigliaVictoria Brittain, author of Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror (Pluto, 2013), will be speaking at the Mosaic Rooms in London this Thursday, at 7pm.

Tickets are free, but please RSVP: rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

About the Event

Join the author Victoria Brittain as she discusses the moving and at times shocking stories revealed in her latest book. She will be in discussion with Iraqi novelist, artist and political activist Haifa Zangana.

Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror reveals the unseen side of the ‘9/11 wars’: their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US.

Brittain T02679Victoria Brittain is journalist and former editor at the Guardian, she has authored or co-authored two plays and four books, including Enemy Combatant with Moazzam Begg. Shadow Lives was published this year.

Haifa Zangana works include City of WidowsDreaming of Baghdad and The Torturer in the Mirror. She has advised the UNDP, ESCWA and Brussels Tribunal, and contributes to al-Quds and the Guardian.

There will be a Q&A at the end.

You can read the review of the book in the Guardian here.

“When so many turn away, it is vital that eloquent and committed chroniclers of the calibre of Victoria Brittain persist.” Yvonne Roberts, The Observer

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