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Ahmed Saadawi Wants to Tell a New Story About the War in Iraq
A review of Ahmed Saadawi’s novel *Frankenstein in Baghdad* that gives some interesting background information on Saadawi’s personal history.
reviews  Middle_East  Iraq  Iraq_War  literature  world_literature 
2 days ago by micahrobbins
The Cost of War: Parts and Labor
This review of Ahmed Saadawi’s novel *Frankenstein in Baghdad* offers a virtual reading list in Iraq War fiction and sci-fi/gothic literature coming out of the Middle East.
Middle_East  science_fiction  gothic  literature  world_literature  Iraq  Iraq_War 
2 days ago by micahrobbins
Who gets to tell Iraq’s history?
Avi Asher-Shapiro on the NYT ISIS document affair.
iraq  ISIS  media 
4 days ago by arabist
Saleem Al-Bahloly | Anthropology
"For several years now, I have been working on the history of art practice in Iraq, in relation to the trajectory of leftist politics in the Middle East. I have come to focus on a period, in the aftermath of a coup by the Ba’ath Party in 1963, when the persecution of leftists resulted in disillusionment with political ideologies and a withdrawal from the public sphere. During that period, a number of artists and writers turned away from leftist politics, in search of new political concepts. I am currently working on a book that describes their turn to a concept derived from the history of Islam, and their rehabilitation of this concept, both as a concept of representation and a concept of politics."
iraq  modern.art  middle.eastern.art 
7 days ago by linguafranca
Newspaper Pledges to Return ISIS Documents to Iraq
@ursulind in @AlFanarMedia on the resolution (seemingly) of the NYTimes' removal of ISIS files from Iraq
iraq  archives  nytimes  isis 
9 days ago by arabist
Twitter
In newspaper Arab News on ’s influence in ’s elections
Iraq  Iran  Saudi  from twitter_favs
12 days ago by kohlmannj
Washington’s Pax Americana Cartel | The American Conservative
It’s tempting to dismiss Stephens as simply a purveyor of drivel. To do so, however, is to commit a grave error
iraq 
12 days ago by yorksranter
Freed From ISIS, Yazidi Women Return in ‘Severe Shock’
Since the operation to take back Mosul began last year, approximately 180 women, girls and children from the Yazidi ethnic minority who were captured in 2014 by the Islamic State, or ISIS, have been liberated, according to Iraq’s Bureau for the Rescue of Abductees.

Women rescued in the first two years after ISIS overran their ancestral homeland came home with infections, broken limbs and suicidal thoughts. But now, after three years of captivity, women like Souhayla and two others seen last week by reporters, are far more damaged, displaying extraordinary signs of psychological injury.
Women  Yazidi  Iraq 
14 days ago by dbourn
Twitter
RT : - officials have confirmed will return all 15,000 files to after
Iraqi  Iraq  BREAKING  ISIS  from twitter
21 days ago by sujal
Oil firms’ multimillion-dollar bribery racket bringing death to the streets of Iraq’s Basra | Arab News, April 4, 2018
Basra’s prominent clans have been paid more than $105 million as part of a racketeering scheme disguised as state-backed compensation
oil  Iraq  militia  corruption 
21 days ago by elizrael
The Controversial Iraqi Militia That Prefers Social Work To Politics | Niqash, April 5, 2018
The fighters are members of the al-Abbas Combat Brigade, which numbers around 7,000 and was formed by the country’s most senior Shiite Muslim cleric, Ali al-Sistani, in the summer of 2014, in response to attacks by the extremist group known as the Islamic State. The brigade has infantry battalions as well as engineering and heavy weapons specialists and was just one of several other major fighting groups formed in response to the security crisis that started then.
Sistani  Iraq  Shia  militia 
23 days ago by elizrael

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