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Book Talk: Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

When: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:00 am
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

 The British writer Victoria Brittain is a former editor at The Guardian newspaper, the co-author of the play Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom and co-author (with Moazzam Begg) of his Guantanamo memoir.  She will be visiting the United States to talk about her new book, Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror.

She will be speaking at  venues in the Boston area that are open to the public:

Sunday, April 7, 11 am at the Community Church of Boston (565 Boylston Street, Boston).

Wednesday, April 17, 7 pm at the Cambridge Forum (3 Church Street in Cambridge).

Shadow Lives has been described as “a uniquely powerful and moving account of the tragic consequences of policies which flout fundamental rights and the rule of law.  It adds a new and deeplydisturbing dimension to the story of the response to 9/11” (Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC).

For more about Victoria Brittain in her own words and what led her to write this book, see


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