Analyzing Chro Zand’s ‘Memoir of a Kurdish Hero’s Daughter’

“Facts need testimony to be remembered and trustworthy witnesses to be established in order to find a secure dwelling place in the domain of human affairs. From this, it follows that no factual statement can ever be beyond doubt.” — Hannah Arendt The landscape of memoirs documenting Kurdish struggles, wars, and trauma remains sparsely populated […]

Post-Traumatic Growth: Rhetorical Listening & Kurdish Women’s Voices

Background In 2014, I took part in a pilot initiative aimed at gathering stories from Kurdish women. The project “Many Women, Many Words” sought to uncover the untold stories of women in Kurdistan during the period of Saddam Hussein’s rule and the Kurdish resistance. Kurdistan, a semi-autonomous region within Iraq, experienced a deliberate genocide orchestrated […]