Event 39 | Christina Lamb | Our Bodies Their Battlefield


Christina Lamb – Our Bodies Their Battlefield

With the recent, devastating and ongoing tragedy of Afghanistan, we have invited Christina to talk about her book: Our Bodies Their Battlefield – a searing and angry reckoning of the scale of assault against women as a weapon of war. Christina Lamb has worked in combat zones for over 30 years moving between conflicts that affect the livelihood and wellbeing of all women.  Her earlier book Farewell Kabul considers the longest war fought by the United States in its history and by Britain since the Hundred Years War.  Will the current plight of the nation under the Taliban regime lead to more worldwide terrorism?   Christina and Malala Yousafzai, Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, combined to write I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, a fascinating insight into what has gone before and what could re-ignite.

In conversation with Samantha Knights QC

When: Saturday 13th November 2021 @ 6.00 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom


Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author. She has won 14 major awards including five times being named as Foreign Correspondent of the Year and winning Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. She is the author of numerous books including Farewell Kabul, The Africa House, Waiting for Allah, The sewing Circles of Heart and House of Stone. She co-wrote international bestseller I am Malala with Malala Yousafzai and The Girl from Aleppo with Nujeen Mustafa. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford and was awarded the OBE in 2013.

Samantha Knights QC read History at Oxford and is now a QC at Matrix specialising in public law and civil liberties. She is currently working on the numerous refugee, trafficking and modern slavery cases. She lives in East Devon with her partner the writer, Bijan Omrani, and together they run the Shute Festival.

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