Immortal: Mourning, Martyrs & Murals is an independent publication dealing with love, loss, and solidarity a year on after the deaths of two revolutionaries.
Whilst the publication centres on poetry and prose, it’s not only a textbook. It also includes visual art and photography in full colour throughout.
The publication was printed by Calverts Printers Cooperative, meaning each book is of a high quality and made from ethically sourced materials. Being a cooperative, the workers are paid a fair wage for their labour.
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About the book:
In April 2017, Anna Campbell made the journey to Rojava to fight with the YPJ in defence of the revolution and the Kurdish people. Eleven months later in March 2018, she was killed alongside Sara Merdin and Serhilden by Turkish Forces while defending Afrin. Their bodies were never recovered.
Now, in the lead up to the first anniversary of her death, her loved ones have collaborated on this project as a counter-move to the pervading media narrative.
It battles with the emotions and experiences of those trying to move forward through grief in the midst of media hysteria and political turmoil. It explores the anger, pain, and guilt faced by those left behind; and scrutinises the meaning of comradeship, friendship, and family.
Whilst instigated by comrades of Anna’s, this book Includes texts and images relating to Haukur Hilmarsson. Haukur, an Icelandic revolutionary, was killed in Afrin just one month before in February 2018. Opening the book out to contributions relating to Haukur intends to illustrate the connections beyond family and friendship found through the shared experience of traumatic bereavement; it’s about mutuality and commonality found in the threads of everyday struggle.
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