Who do you think of when you hear the phrase “revolutionary women”? If you cast your mind back to the movers and shakers of the revolutions that marked the 20th century, what women’s names come to mind?
Those are some of the questions behind a new book, She Who Struggles: Revolutionary Women Who Shaped the World. It’s a collection of thirteen essays exploring the lives of women at the forefront of twentieth century socialist and feminist upheavals around the globe, from Mali to the Philippines, from El Salvador to Pakistan.
Today we feature a roundtable conversation between five of the book’s contributors: Mahvish Ahmad, Yatta Kiazolu, Elif Sarican, and the volume’s co-editors, Marral Shamshiri and Sorcha Thomson.