Professor Nahla Abdo recently attended a book launch in Paris (October 17) and Toulouse (October 22) to promote her book Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle within the Israeli Prison System, which was recently published in French (translated by Corinne Chambers). Here, she shares her thoughts on the book launch.

“At the event of launching my book, Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle within the Israeli Prison System, in French, I was invited to give talks about the book. The first talk on October 17th took place in Paris at la Librairie Resistances. Here, I discussed Palestinian struggle in the context of global women’s anti-colonial resistance, drawing on examples from Northern Ireland, Algeria and African Americans in the U.S.

On October 22nd I gave a talk entitled, “Resistance Culture and its Role in Anti-colonial Resistance.” In this talk, I drew on the importance of resistance culture (political poetry, prose and art) in anti-colonial resistance, globally and locally. This talk took place in Toulouse, at Librairie Terra Nova. I was happily surprised to find this relatively small city (4th in France) to have such an activist population, especially among the young women and men. The following is a photo of one radio interview I did at a quiet Café in the city. All my interventions (talks and other activities were done through professional translators).”