Highly regarded essayist and journalist Pilar Rahola (winner of international prizes for her work ¡Basta! (Enough!), about the oppression of women in Muslim societies) investigates one of the great dramas of our time, the persecution of Christians in different circumstances and environments the world over.
As a clear case of oppression of thought, it is a conflict that the West has ignored until recently, when the media has started shedding light on the problem. This makes the present book indispensable: a journalistic account intended to be read the world over, it will treat in-depth the various types of persecution (from murder to repression to mere contempt) occurring in many countries and show just how far this phenomenon has come, in the hopes of denouncing it and making people aware of what is happening.
Pilar Rahola i Martínez (Barcelona, 1958) is a Spanish journalist, publisher, writer and former politician. She studied Spanish and Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona. She has published several books in Spanish and Catalan, is a columnist at La Vanguardia newspaper, collaborated with the Argentinian La Nación and Diario de América in the United States, and contributes to different media. She has published several journalistic essays and the novels El carrer de l’embut (2013) and Mariona (2014), which were a success among readers and critics.
This book is written from a lay point of view, defending human rights and human values and attempting to make people aware of the threat this oppression poses for democratic societies.