Girl With a Gun - Diana Nammi and Karen Attwood in Conversation

Tuesday 10th March 2020
18:30 - 19:30 at Waterstones, London - Islington

The first-ever account of its kind from a woman Peshmerga fighter, Diana Nammi spent twelve years on the front line before moving to the UK as a political refugee.

Diana Nammi grew up in the Kurdish region of Iran in the 1960s and 70s, where she became involved in political activities as a teenager and played a part in the revolution of 1979. But the new Islamic regime tolerated no opposition and after Kurdistan was brutally attacked, Diana found at the age of seventeen that she had no choice but to become a soldier in the famed Peshmerga fighting force.

As well as being the startling account of Diana’s twelve years on the front line, leading the struggle for women’s rights and equality for the Kurdish people,  Girl with a Gun is also a narrative about family and resilience, with a tragic love story at its heart.

In a twenty-year career as a journalist, co-writer Karen Attwood’s work has been published in all UK national newspapers as well as several international publications. She is a former staff writer at the Independent and the Press Association and was on the launch team for Abu Dhabi’s first English-language newspaper, the National.



London - Islington Waterstones, London - Islington
Tuesday 10th March 2020
18:30 - 19:30

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