Pasionarias book

Timbuktu consultant Fatima Lahnait published Pasionarias.

Consultant at the Institute for Statecraft and Governance in London and the Timbuktu Institute in Dakar, Fatima Lahnait is a historian and teacher in Paris. After several works on the integration of young people of North African origin in Europe and jihadist women, Lahnait published the book Pasionarias that portrays female armed political activists who have marked the last 100 years.

Through the portrait of twelve women, this book sheds light on their roles and places in the context of movements or armed conflicts. These women were part of liberation armies, revolutions or resistance fighting. They carried arms and challenged the notion that these acts are automatically associated with men.

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