Professor Nahla Abdo will be attending 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).

The book provides a theoretical context for women’s anti colonial struggle in a historical comparative manner, making connections between women world-wide. Using a feminist Oral History approach, Nahla interviewed 20 female ex-political detainees and listened to their stories concerning their social, economic, political and cultural lives under Israeli Settler Colonial Rule. This book provides a strong critique of Orientalist, Colonial and Imperialist feminism and advocates anti-colonial feminism as a framework for understanding women under settler colonial and Apartheid states.