“Daughters of Kobani” Book Talk with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
A discussion with author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon occurred on February 9, 2021, hosted by the US Mission of the Syrian Democratic Council. Lemmon discussed her new book, “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice.”
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, best-selling author, author of “The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice”
Commander Nesirin Abdullah of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), Kurdish woman who fought to liberate Kobani
Ms. Sinam Sherkany Mohamad, US Representative of the Syrian Democratic Council.
Moderator: Elise Labott, journalist, professor of global affairs, founder of Twopoint.0 Media.
On the sixth anniversary of the liberation of Kobani, Syria from the Islamic State, the US Mission of the Syrian Democratic Council welcomed best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon for a discussion about her much-anticipated next book: THE DAUGHTERS OF KOBANI: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice.
The Daughters of Kobani takes a look at the all-women’s force that battled the Islamic State in Syria and defeated it. These fearless women were essential partners of the US military, fighting for freedom in their towns and villages. Theirs is a remarkable story that shows what is at stake now as a new US administration sets its policy in Syria and the broader Middle East in 2021. The women of Kobani and the region stood up to defend their land, fighting against men who sought to enslave them — and found themselves thrust onto the global stage. The book’s narrative speaks about how the United States came to fight the Islamic State alongside a partner that looked like no other.