Human Rights

The concept of Human Rights, its construction, function and critique, underpins almost the entirety of Zed Books’ publishing output.

The Human Rights list at Zed Books is home to books that interrogate, analyse and report on genocide, gender based violence, the politics of gender and feminism in the global south, as well as the experiences of those living under authoritarian rule and in conflict zones. Crucially the list gives voice to those who have lived through genocide, examines the effects and politics of living in occupied territories, the impacts of migration and border control, trafficking, as well as the power of grassroots activism.

Titles in subject

Women Resisting Sexual Violence and the Egyptian Revolution

Arab Feminist Testimonies

Manal Hamzeh

Israel in Africa

Security, Migration, Interstate Politics

Yotam Gidron


A Four Thousand Year History

Nur Masalha

An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba

Edited by Nahla Abdo and Nur Masalha

Crisis and Class War in Egypt

Social Reproduction, Factional Realignments and the Global Political Economy

Sean F. McMahon

Digital Jihad

Palestinian Resistance in the Digital Era

Erik Skare

Today We Drop Bombs, Tomorrow We Build Bridges

How Foreign Aid became a Casualty of War

Peter Gill

Activism in Jordan

Pénélope Larzilliére
Translated by Cynthia Schoch

Israel and South Africa

The Many Faces of Apartheid

Edited by Ilan Pappé

Woman at Point Zero

Nawal El Saadawi New Edition

Bahrain's Uprising

Resistance and Repression in the Gulf

Edited by Ala'a Shehabi and Marc Owen Jones


Coming Down from the Mountains

Paul White

Chaos and Counterrevolution

After the Arab Spring

Richard Falk

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance

Lessons from the Arab World

Edited by Maha El Said, Lena Meari, and Nicola Pratt

Can Non-Europeans Think?

Hamid Dabashi
With a Foreword by Walter Mignolo

Marxism and the Muslim World

Maxime Rodinson
With a Foreword by Gilbert Achcar
Translated by Michael Pallis

A Fundamental Fear

Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism

S. Sayyid
With a Foreword by Hamid Dabashi

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East

Changing Selves, Changing Societies

Edited by Anne Webb and Ineke Buskens

Bread, Freedom, Social Justice

Workers and the Egyptian Revolution

Anne Alexander and Mostafa Bassiouny

After Israel

Towards Cultural Transformation

Marcelo Svirsky

How Capitalism Failed the Arab World

The Economic Roots and Precarious Future of the Middle East Uprisings

Richard Javad Heydarian

Voicing Demands

Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts

Edited by Sohela Nazneen and Maheen Sultan

Feminist Activism, Women's Rights, and Legal Reform

Edited by Mulki Al Sharmani

Depicting the Veil

Transnational Sexism and the War on Terror

Robin L. Riley
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