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New Texts Out Now: Kimberly Wedeven Segall, Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa

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Kimberly Wedeven Segall, Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa: Gender, Media, and Resistance. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Kimberly Wedeven Segall (KWS): The origins of this book began twenty years ago, when I lived for a year in northern Iraq, recording the stories of Kurdish guerrilla fighters and female survivors of the Al-Anfal, while living in Shaqlawa. Many survivors spoke of the role of song, ...

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Kimberly Wedeven Segall

 

Kimberly Wedeven Segall is professor of English at Seattle Pacific University and affiliate faculty of Gender, Women, and Sexuality studies at University of Washington. Her research has been shaped by working for the past twenty years with survivors of torture, by women who fought as guerrilla fighters, by refugees who have re-shaped their lives and identities in trans-national crossings. She is the author of Performing Democracy in Iraq and South Africa: Gender, Media, and Resistance (Syracuse, 2013), and has published articles in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Writing, and Politics, Public Culture, and Research in African Literatures, among other venues.