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The Resource The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

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The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
Title
The daughters of Kobani
Title remainder
a story of rebellion, courage, and justice
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. And yet that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of. The Islamic State by then had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in the town of Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria as partner of the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting--house by house, street by street, town by town--the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Over hundreds of hours of interviews, author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect--and significant military support--of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
Dewey number
956.9104/234082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurdish Women's Protection Units (Organization)
  • IS (Organization)
  • Women soldiers
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Insurgency
  • Syria
Label
The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Link
https://archive.org/details/daughtersofkoban0000lemm
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00405530
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 254 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Whitehots
Isbn
9780525560685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Link
https://archive.org/details/daughtersofkoban0000lemm
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00405530
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 254 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Whitehots
Isbn
9780525560685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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