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Revolution in Iran: Girl With a Gun | Manchester

Revolution in Iran: Girl With a Gun | Manchester

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  • 9 Century Street, Manchester, M3 4QL
Suitable for: Adults
Karen Attwood is an award-winning writer and journalist with 17 years’ experience working on international and UK national newspapers and magazines. She is a former staff write... More Info »
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Award-winning writer Karen Attwood talks about writing Girl With A Gun: A Teenage Freedom Fighter in Iran which is being published by Unbound. She will be covering Revolution in Iran, the story of peshmerga fighter Diana Nammi, the collaborative process of writing someone else's memoir, women's rights and many other fascinating topics.

Aged just seventeen, Diana Nammi joined the now famed peshmerga fighting force to defend her community when Kurdistan was attacked by the new Islamic regime in 1979. Born in Kurdistan, Iran in 1964, Diana had played an active part in the Iranian Revolution to oust the hated Shah before the revolution was hijacked by the Islamists.

This fascinating talk details her part in the Iranian revolution, her twelve years on the frontline and her fight to champion women’s rights.

With her closest friends being executed one by one by the Islamic regime, and herself on the hit list, Diana fled with her young daughter to the UK. After her British translator was murdered in a so-called ‘honour’-killing in Iraq and UK police failed to act, Diana set up IKWRO, the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation, to campaign against so-called ‘honour’ based violence.

Karen will also talk about the challenges and process when writing someone else’s memoir and the new model of publishing with Unbound, the world’s first crowdfunding publisher.

Venue: Lock 91, Manchester

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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Award-winning writer Karen Attwood talks about writing Girl With A Gun: A Teenage Freedom Fighter in Iran which is being published by Unbound. She will be covering Revolution in Iran, the story of peshm... Read More
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