The Liberation of Celia Kahn

By J. David Simons


Glasgow 1915. Set against the background of rent strikes, anti-war sentiment and a revolution brewing in Russia, a young Jewish woman from the Gorbals gains her first taste for protest and female solidarity. Her political sensibilities are fired up even further by a personal trauma that leads her to campaign for the betterment of women's lives in the city. But distraction from her crusade comes with a love affair exposing her to the prospect of a new life in communal settlements taking root in British-mandate Palestine. This novel is not only about a young woman trying to find her way in the world of men, but also the story of a new world for women opened up by socialism and contraception.

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