The Singing Stones by Kay Adshead

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The Singing Stones

‘You can always tell a dictator by his roots. They all dye their hair that dodgy soot black. The minute they do, they should be frogmarched off and lynched in the public square. That simple pre-emptive action would save several genocides!’
In 2011, all over the Arab world, women took to the streets to protest and bring about change. Briefly celebrated, then derided, and finally ignored and denied, their amazing stories remain untold. Until now.
The Singing Stones is a triad of short plays, each offering a poetic, fearless and sometimes funny exploration of women and the Arab revolutions. From the heroines of Tahrir Square to the female fighting forces defending the borders of Kurdistan, from the women who snitched on Gaddafi to a band of quarrelling artists struggling to invent a future female revolutionary icon.
Was the Arab Spring the greatest missed opportunity of the 21st century?

Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd ISBN: 9781783198658 Pages: 128