What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq Paperback by Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt
What Kind of Liberation? is an impressive documentation of the war experiences of Iraqi women. The book fiercely rejects both the imperial "feminist" agenda for Iraq and the subjugation of women's issues to the struggle for Iraqi self-determination. Al-Ali and Pratt recount an astonishing array of Iraqi voices, correcting the widespread view that the violence, sectarianism, and systematic erosion of women's rights come from something inherent in Muslim, Middle Eastern, or Iraqi culture. They also vividly demonstrate how Iraqi women activists are resolutely pressing to be part of the political transition, reconstruction, and shaping of the "new Iraq."