José Antonio Gutiérrez D. reviews “Revolution in Rojava” (2016)

Michael Knapp, Anja Flach and Ercan Ayboga, eds: Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women’s Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan (London: Pluto Press, 320 pp.), a first-hand account of the alternative social project being implemented in the area called, in Kurdish, Rojava – three cantons in the north of Syria with a sizeable Kurdish population, but which is home also to Arabs, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Arameans, Turkmen, Armenians and Chechens.