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One Woman’s War: Essays Written in War, for Peace

Dana Mills
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Five Leaves Publishing
Published: March 7, 2024
ISBN: 9781915434159


Book details

On October 7th 2023 the lives of all Israelis and all Palestinians changed forever. Hamas killed over 1200 Israelis and others, then Israel started a relentless attack on Gaza.
For three months, Israeli peace activist Dana Mills wrote near daily essays, reporting her fears, thoughts and – occasionally – hopes. She knew a number of people killed on that first day, many were fellow peace activists, and she had worked as a Jewish human rights advocate for Gazans and those living under occupation on the West Bank.
These essays are presented in their raw form, barely edited. One woman’s war, written for peace.


About the Author

Dana Mills is a writer, dancer, and peace and human rights advocate. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2014. As an academic, she has held posts, among other institutions, at the University of Oxford, NYU, Northwestern University, American Dance Festival, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, University of Amsterdam and the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. Since 2021 she has been working in Israeli-Palestinian civil society on a variety of issues. Mills has written many articles and three books: Dance and Politics: Moving beyond Boundaries (MUP, 2016); a biography of Rosa Luxemburg (Reaktion, 2020) and Dance and Activism: a century of radical dance across the world (Bloomsbury, 2021)
Sally Abed is a Palestinian socialist and feminist, in the national leadership of Standing Together, the largest Arab-Jewish grassroots movement in Israel.

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