Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745333267 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745333274 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

Victoria Brittain

Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

Victoria Brittain

Distributed for Pluto Press

192 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745333267 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745333274 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. Victoria Brittain shows how these families have been made socially invisible and a convenient scapegoat for the state in order to exercise arbitrary powers under the cover of the 'War on Terror'.

A disturbing exposé of the perilous state of freedom and democracy in our society, the book reveals how a culture of intolerance and cruelty has left individuals at the mercy of the security services’ unverifiable accusations and punitive punishments.

Both a j'accuse and a testament to the strength and humanity of the families, Shadow Lives shows the methods of incarceration and social control being used by the British state and gives a voice to the families whose lives have been turned upside down. In doing so it raises urgent questions about civil liberties which no one can afford to ignore.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword by John Berger
Introduction
1 - From Palestine to Guantanamo
2 - From Medina to Guantanamo
3 - From Palestine and Africa to house arrest in London
4 - From Jordan to Belmarsh prison
5 - From Egypt to Long Lartin prison
6 - The South London families
7 - Daughters and Sisters
8 - Families surviving the war on terror
Afterword by Marina Warner
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
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