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War and Women Across Continents : Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences (Hardcover)

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Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland, an Italian woman carrying guns and provisions in the face of hostile soldiers, and Kikuyu women involved in the Mau Mau insurrection in Kenya. A woman displaced from Silesia recalls fleeing with children across war-torn Germany, and women caught up in conflicts in Burma and in Rwanda share their tales. War's aftermath can be traumatic, as shown by journalists in Libya and by a midwife on the Cambodian border who helps refugees to give birth and regain hope. Finally, British women on active service in Afghanistan and at NATO headquarters also speak.

Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Women, Women's Studies
Series Title: Social Identities
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2016
TCIN: 50242286
UPC: 9781785330131
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3544
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