As the founder of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), the group fought for an independent Kurdish state in the south east of Turkey. In a sustained popular uprising, tens of thousands of PKK guerrillas 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 civilization through the feudal age, the birth of capitalism and beyond.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 27 mm
'Once I began reading, I was unable to put the text down ... very informative and perceptive' -- Ghada Talhami, D.K. Pearsons Professor of Politics, Lake Forest College, Illinois