Victoria Brittain

Victoria Brittain is a journalist and author who has lived and worked in Saigon, Algiers, Nairobi, London and Washington. She has reported from more than two dozen African countries, and made many visits to the Middle East, especially to Palestine and Lebanon, and to Cuba. She worked for the London paper The Guardian for more than 20 years; has written for french magazines including Afrique/Asie and Le Monde Diplomatique; for The Nation, Race and Class, and numerous websites. She was an adviser on the UN reports on the Impact of Conflict on Children and its follow-up, The Impact on Conflict on Women, and was an associate in the Crisis States programme of the London School of Economics. She was a translator for President Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, and gave lectures in Namibian liberation movement camps in Southern Angola. She has written, co-written and edited books on Southern Africa, and books and plays on Guantanamo Bay and the impact of the war on terror, including Shadow Lives, the forgotten women of the war on terror. Her most recent book is Love and Resistance in the films of Mai Masri, published by Palgrave Macmillan.