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Sat, Oct 03


Politics and Prose Hosted Zoom

Author Talk: Christina Lamb - Our Bodies, Their Battlefields

Join Univ Fellow Christina Lamb as she discusses her new book, "Our Bodies, Their Battlefields" with Politics and Prose.

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Author Talk: Christina Lamb - Our Bodies, Their Battlefields
Author Talk: Christina Lamb - Our Bodies, Their Battlefields

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Oct 03, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Politics and Prose Hosted Zoom

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In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime intrepid war  correspondent Christina Lamb makes us witness to the lives of women in  wartime. An award-winning war correspondent for twenty-five years (she's  never had a female editor) Lamb reports two wars--the "bang-bang" war  and the story of how the people behind the lines live and survive. At  the same time, since men usually act as the fighters, women are rarely  interviewed about their experience of wartime, other than as grieving  widows and mothers, though their experience is markedly different from  that of the men involved in battle.

Lamb chronicles extraordinary  tragedy and challenges in the lives of women in wartime. And none is  more devastating than the increase of the use of rape as a weapon of  war. Visiting warzones including the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Bosnia, and  Iraq, and spending time with the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, she records  the harrowing stories of survivors, from Yazidi girls kept as sex slaves  by ISIS fighters and the beekeeper risking his life to rescue them; to  the thousands of schoolgirls abducted across northern Nigeria by Boko  Haram, to the Congolese gynecologist who stitches up more rape victims  than anyone on earth. Told as a journey, and structured by country, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields gives these women voice.

Christina Lamb is one of Britain's leading foreign correspondents and coauthor of the  internationally bestselling and transformative I Am Malala. She has  reported from most of the world's hotspots. She has won fourteen major  awards, including being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year five  times and Europe's top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux and was  recently named by Harper's Bazaar as one of Britain's 150 Most Visionary  Women. She is the author of The Sewing Circles of Herat and The Africa  House, among others, as well as the coauthor of Nujeen and the  bestselling memoir I Am Malala. She was made an OBE (Order of the  British Empire) by the Queen in 2013 and is an honorary fellow of  University College, Oxford. She is the proud mum of a teenage boy.

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