A Road Unforeseen

Women Fight the Islamic State
by Meredith Tax

Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press

Publication Date: November 01, 2016

ISBN: 9781942658108

Binding: Paperback

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A secular feminist army courageously challenges the Islamic State

In wartorn Syria, a Kurdish democratic society—based on secularism, ethnic inclusiveness, and gender equality with women on the front lines as fierce warriors and courageous leaders—is winning significant victories against the Islamic State. Their heroic story demonstrates that a politics founded in human rights is not only possible in the Middle East, but already in progress.

“This is the book I’ve been waiting for—only it’s richer, deeper, and more intriguing than I could have imagined. A Road Unforeseen is a major contribution to our understanding of feminism and Islam, of women and the world, and gives me fresh hope for change.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and Living With a Wild God