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Books Available: Barred: Women, Writing and Political Detention

Barred: Women, Writing and Political Detention, by Barbara Harlow, examines and presents the writings of women political prisoners in Northern Ireland, Palestine, El Salvador, Egypt, South Africa and the United States. The book gives an analysis of the dynamics of resistance movements and political detention, the educational and social role of prisons and the place and treatment of women as political prisoners. All too often the role of women in revolutionary movements is minimized or ignored. This book does an invaluable job of letting the world know about women's contributions to revolutionary movements and their struggles in prison as well. Harlow examines how prison literature affects the community, in and out of prison along with the role of women in liberation movements and the treatment of women political prisoners. Highly recommended. ISBN 0-8195-6258-0, Cost $17.95 (paperback). Available from: University Press of New England, 23 South Main St. Hanover, NH. 03755. (603) 643-7107.

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