thi wurd presents the launch of James Kelman’s new book ‘The Freedom to Think Kurdistan’ published by thi word.
By Greta Sykes published on 30 March 2020
Enheduanna, High Priestess in the city of Ur, tells the story of Inanna, Goddess of love and war and the hero Gilgamesh. It is the year 2450 BC. Inanna’s grandmother, the Goddess Ishtar, determines that Inanna must rescue the privileges and high status of women and sends her on a voyage together with a friend and a eunuch. A near death experience leaves Inanna wounded and weak. In the town of Kish they learn that one of the great heroes at the time, Gilgamesh, has acquired fame and notoriety, leaving the citizens of Uruk bewildered and helpless. Together with the High Priestess Nin of Kish, they figure out a plan to bring about his downfall. The revenge of his mother nearly cost them their lives.
East Kurdistan/Rojhelat: the struggle of the Kurds for democracy and freedom in Iran
Join us for a discussion of The Kurdish peoples’ struggle for rights, for gender equality and democratic confederalism which is critical for the future of Iran, the Middle East and the end to war and oppression.
Original Drama by Maxine Peake
When Pearl chooses Istanbul as the destination for her best friend’s hen do, it isn’t just the beautiful location that draws her there. While in Istanbul, Pearl meets people from the Kurdish community and her political convictions are strengthened through her encounters. But when she makes the controversial decision to join the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish militia fighting on the brutal frontline in Rojava against the Islamic State group, will her friends be able to change her mind?
8 November 2019|Alaettin Sinayic
Cambridge University Professor and author Dr. Thomas Jeffery Miley speaks with Journalist Alaettin Sinayic about Turkish state violence, Kurdish resistance and the philosophy of “democratic confederalism” which has been adopted by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the PYD in Syria for the better part of twenty years.