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Kurdish Human Rights Project: This is the legacy website of the Kurdish Human Rights Project, containing reports and news pertaining to human rights issues in the Kurdish Regions for 20 years.

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Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History Available Through KHRP’s Online Shop

KHRP is pleased to offer for sale a limited number of copies of Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History, published by University of Chicago Press.

Authored by award-winning photographer Susan Meiselas and anthropologist Professor Martin van Bruinessen, the book gives form to the collective memory of the Kurds and creates from scattered fragments a vital national archive. In addition to Meiselas’s own photographs, it presents images and accounts by colonial administrators, anthropologists, missionaries, soldiers, journalists, and others who have travelled to Kurdistan over the last century, and, not to forget, by Kurds themselves. The book’s pictures, personal memoirs, government reports, letters, advertisements, and maps provide multiple layers of representation, juxtaposing different orders of historiographical evidence and memories, thus allowing the reader to discover voices of the Kurds that contest Western notions of them. In its layering of narratives—both textual and photographic—the book breaks new ground, expanding our understanding of how images can be used as a medium for historical and cultural representation.

Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History can be purchased through KHRP’s online shop here.