Spanish writer dedicates her book to the women of Kurdistan
"To the magnificent and heroic Kurdish warriors of Rojava, who are the first line of contention for the horror of ISIS and who are dying day after day to defend the human rights and dignity of all women”.
Spanish author Rosa Montero dedicated her book “Us. History of women and something more" to the women of Kurdistan who resisted the invasion of the Islamic State (ISIS).
The book, which was awarded the Premio Nacional de las Letras 2017 in the Spanish State, is a pioneering work in the vindication of the role of women in history through the biographies of its protagonists.
In the dedication of the book, Montero wrote: "To the magnificent and heroic Kurdish warriors of Rojava, who are the first line of contention for the horror of ISIS and who are dying day after day to defend the human rights and dignity of all women”.
The book also includes the original text of "Historias de mujeres" (“History of women”), published twenty-four years ago, and adds ninety new small portraits, a quick glance from ancient times to the present day that allows us to look at the complex richness of women's contribution to life common.
Talking about her book, Montero said: "This book is not a book just for women, in the same way that feminism is not just a girl thing. We are changing the world, we are destroying millenary stereotypes, and it is evident that, if the women social role is altered, it is because the role of men also changes".
Rosa Montero, who was born on 3 January 1951 in Madrid, is a journalist and writer, and her work includes the books "Crónica del desamor", "La loca de la casa", "Bella y oscura" and "La vida desnuda”.