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Hevaltî – Revolutionary friendship as radical care | Elif Sarican & Dilar Dirik | Rallying the Commons

15th December 2022

This writing was created for perfromingborders’ 2022 e-journal: Rallying the Commons

Elif Sarican and Dilar Dirik write on hevaltî- revolutionary friendship, a term used within revolutionary Kurdish contexts, reflecting on the required politicisation of care in times of revolution.

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Image credits: Jineolojî committee members walking on the streets of Rojava West Kurdistan after the Jineolojî conference in 2018. Photo credit- Jineolojî

Dilar Dirik was born in Antakya and grew up in Offenbach am Main. She is an activist, political sociologist, and writer, currently based in the UK. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge and currently researches and teaches at the University of Oxford. She is the author of the book “The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice” (Pluto Press, 2022). Her research and teaching focus on feminism and women’s resistance struggles, justice-seeking, autonomy, war, stateless liberation, and radical knowledge production.

Elif Sarican is a writer and organiser. She is a social anthropologist and worked with the late Professor David Graeber at the London School of Economics during her Postgraduate degree. She has guest lectured at a number of universities across Europe and North America on topics of feminism, radical politics and global history. Elif is Community and Partnerships Lead for the radical publisher the Left Book Club.

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