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Decolonize Psychology Bookclub

Kurdish Women's Stories- Decolonize Psychology Bookclub

Feel like you want to know more about and discuss topics like gender and sexuality, race and class? Come along and develop your own beliefs and understanding of these (and other) topics in a friendly, non-judgmental, supportive, psychology community book club. We don't know all the answers, but we know how to start to develop them!

Event details

For Psychology UoE students & staff

In this session of the Decolonize Psychology Book Club we will discuss 'Kurdish Women's Stories', edited by Houzan Mahmoud.

The book club is open to all Psychology staff and students and will be facilitated by a member of the Psychology Inclusion Team.

Read as much as you can, grab your lunch and come along - it will be a space for learning, unlearning and re-thinking, together! 

The book is available with independent book sellers (e.g., Bookbag Exeter) and an e-version at UoE Library ( If you cannot access the book for whatever reason please let know so we can get a copy to you.

You must register for this event-follow this link to do so:

Book Summary:
From all four parts of Kurdistan and across the diaspora, Kurdish women from different geographical, political and educational backgrounds pick up a pen, reflect and remember.

Going beyond stereotypes and patriarchal representations, Kurdish Women's Stories gives twenty-four women authorial freedom to write about their own lived experiences. With contributors ranging from 20 to 70 years of age, we hear stories of imprisonment, exile, disappearances of loved ones, gender-based violence, uprisings, feminist activism and armed resistance, including first-hand accounts of political moments from the 1960s to today.

Conceived as part of Culture Project's self-writing program, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand the struggle of Kurdish women through their own words.

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