Havin Guneser

Havin Guneser is an engineer, journalist, and women’s rights activist who writes and speaks extensively on the topic of revolution in Rojava. She is one of the spokespersons of the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan—Peace in Kurdistan” and translator of several of Öcalan’s books.

The Art of Freedom: A Brief History of the Kurdish Liberation Struggle

The Art of Freedom: A Brief History of the Kurdish Liberation Struggle

SKU: 9781629637815
Author: Havin Guneser • Introduction: Andrej Grubacic • Interview: Sasha Lilley
Publisher: PM Press/Kairos
ISBN: 9781629637815/9781629639079
Published: 07/2021
Format: Paperback/Hardcover
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 192
Subjects: Political Science/History


“Havin Guneser is not just the world’s leading authority on the thought of Abdullah Öcalan; she is a profound, sensitive, and challenging revolutionary thinker with a message the world desperately needs to hear.”
—David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

“This book is a necessary contribution for the understanding of a revolutionary movement that is very different from the euro-centric legacy of European and Western revolutionary traditions. The science of Women, or Jineology, is one of those contributions which both men and women should understand in order to deepen our critique and our anti-capitalist struggle, as well as the concepts of criticism and self-criticism and democratic confederalism.”
—Raúl Zibechi, author of Dispersing Powers: Social Movements as Anti-state Forces and The New Brazil: Regional Imperialism and the New Democracy

“A bright light shining through the darkness of these times, an extraordinary achievement in the most dreadful conditions: we need to understand more about the struggle for freedom being fought by the Kurdish movement. This book by Havin Guneser is a clear, committed, inspiring, and necessary introduction to the movement and its ideas.”
—John Holloway, author of Crack Capitalism and In, Against, and Beyond Capitalism: The San Francisco Lectures

“In this unmissable book, Havin Guneser strikes the right chords with her uncompromising and warm-hearted analysis of the Kurdish Freedom movement, and the Kurdish women’s movement. A must-read for everyone who wants to understand what the struggle for freedom means in today’s violent world.”
—Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, author of The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America and Social Sciences for an Other Politics

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