International Women's Day 2020: 'Girl with a Gun' book launch

Friday 6 March 2020, 6:30pm

Garden Court Chambers

To celebrate International Women's Day 2020, Garden Court will be hosting a series of events.

Please join us on Friday 6 March 2020 for a book launch of 'Girl with a Gun', written by Diana Nammi and Karen Attwood. It is the first-ever account of its kind from a woman Peshmerga fighter, Diana Nammi, who spent twelve years on the front line before moving to the UK as a political refugee.

Date: Friday 6 March 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers   Get directions

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Naomi Wiseman of Garden Court will be introducing the authors, Diana Nammi and Karen Attwood, at the event. 

During the evening there will be readings from the authors, and opportunities to purchase signed copies of the book. Drinks and canapés will be served. 

About the book

Diana Nammi grew up in the Kurdish region of Iran in the 1960s and 70s, where she became involved in political activities as a teenager and played a part in the revolution of 1979. But the new Islamic regime tolerated no opposition and after Kurdistan was brutally attacked, Diana found at the age of seventeen that she had no choice but to become a soldier in the famed Peshmerga fighting force.  

As well as being the startling account of Diana’s twelve years on the front line, leading the struggle for women’s rights and equality for the Kurdish people, Girl with a Gun is also a narrative about family and resilience, with a tragic love story at its heart.  

The book is available to purchase in all major bookstores and online.

About the authors

Diana Nammi is a human rights activist. In 2002, she founded IKWRO (Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation). Ten years later she was named as one of 150 women who shake the world by Newsweek and the Daily Beast. In 2014, she was honoured with a Barclays Woman of the Year Award and was included in the BBC’s 100 Women series. She has honorary doctorate degrees in law from both St Andrews and Essex Universities.

In her twenty-year career as a journalist, Karen Attwood’s work has been published in all UK national newspapers as well as many international publications. She is a former staff writer at the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, Abu Dhabi’s The National, and the Press Association.

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