The Engaged Outsider: Politkovskaya and the Politics of Representing War
Spaces of Identity, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 7-30, 2007
24 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2010 Last revised: 15 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 30, 2010
This essay reviews the literary legacy of Anna Politkovskaya (d. 2006). I suggest that Politkovskaia's response to the Russo-Chechen war enabled her to craft a style of writing that uniquely engages with and critiques the violence intrinsic to war. Politkovskaia's work is further located within feminist anti-war perspectives.
Keywords: Anna Politkovskaya, Chechnya, war, feminism
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