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Prison Writings: The Roots of Civilisation


Manufacturer: Pluto Press

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"Abdullah Ocalan was the most wanted man in Turkey for almost two decades until his kidnapping and arrest in 1999. He has been in prison ever since. He is the founder of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK). From 1984, under his leadership, the PKK fought for an independent Kurdish state n the south east of Turkey. In a sustained popular uprising, tens of thousands of PKK guerillas took on the second largest army in NATO.
Since his imprisonment, Ocalan has written extensively on Kurdish history. This book brings together his writings for the first time. Breathtaking in scope, it provides a broad Marxist perspective on ancient Middle Eastern history, incorporating the rise of the major religions (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism), and defining the Kurdish position within this, from the ancient Sumerian civilisation through the feudal age, the birth of capitalism and beyond."

Abdullah Ocalan, translated by Klaus Happel. Pluto Press, 2015. Hardcover.

Product Code: 9780745326160


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