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Title Voices from Iraq : a people's history, 2003-2009 / [compiled by] Mark Kukis
Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 220 pages)
Contents Introduction. A note on civilian casualties -- The sanctity of guns and shrines. Ra'ad Obaeid Hussein; Ahmed Abu Ali -- An army in defeat. Gassan Abdul Wahed Ined; Baha'a Nouri Yasseen; Hussein Al-Awadie; Mohammed Khalil Hamed -- The roads of falling cities. Rahma Abdul Kareem Abbas; Mohammed Abbas Abdul Al-Hur; Farid Hadi Abdul Zahra; Ali Al-Shaheen; Tahseen Al-Shaikhli -- A guest for Mr. Axe. Ali Abdul Majid -- Home no more. Abdul Hadi Isma'il -- Hitting back. Omar Yousef Hussein -- An end to exile. Ayad Allawi; Mithal Al-Alusi --The coming of a war within. Abu Mustapha; Azhar Abdul-Karim Abdul-Wahab; Ahmed Ibrahim Abdul Wahab; Ka'ab Zuhir Ahmed; Saman Dlawer Hussein -- Old foes. Mohammed Ra'ad Ahmed -- The edge of battles. Hayder Hamid Jawad; Luay Ali Hussein; Adel Rasheed Majeed -- A saying about luck. Abdul Wahab Fuad Abdul Wahab -- A new order. Ali Jawad Kadhem; Saddam Hatif Hatim Al-Jabouri; Sami Hilali; Hayfa Kareem Sabi'a; Rasim Hassan Haikel -- Moving days. Khail Ibrahim Al-Nasir; Um Omar; Ibrahim Ishmael Khalil; Yousef Aboud Ahmed and Anham Muhana Hasoon; Ali Ibrahim Baher; Khalid Adnan Khalid -- The price of sons. Zaid Allwan Jafar; Salim Kamel Shawal -- Questions and answers. Moustafa Ahmed Al-Ta'ee -- The mouths of soldiers. Sajad Al-Hakim; Wissam Al-Rashied; Saif Majeed Al-Ta'ee -- A visit to the temple. Hussein Radhi Zuboon -- House to house. Captain Emad; Zahra Ech'daf Sangur and Fackria Zugai'er Khata -- Paths to safety. Maysoon Mahdi; Usra J'bara Hadi -- The face of a savior. Ali Mohammed Hial -- Waking up. Sheik Hamid Al-Hais; Sheik Ahmed Buzai Abu Risha and Sheik Abdul Sattar Abu Risha; Sheik Mustafa Kamil Hamad Shabeeb Al-Jabouri; Ahmed Basim Mohammed Al-Abaje -- Laughing to Bucca. Ra'ad Jamal Habib -- Keeping to the neighborhood. Ali Fahed Mahmood -- Less than whole. Ali'a Anwer Majid; Rana Abdul Mahdi -- Beloveds lost and found. Maysoon Jahil Obeid; Shiek Jamal Jassim Sudani; Rajiha Jihad Jassim; Entasar Abud Tahan; Salma Hamid -- The makings of another life. Hamida Rahdi Salah; Hassan Risn Badr Al-Ruba'i; Ala'a Alzobeidi; Hayder Mohammed Jodah; Salah Hamid Jasim; Hassan Ali
Summary ""Baghdad fell on a Tuesday I think. I went driving around our neighborhood, Karada, with my husband a day or two after that just to have a look around. The looters were everywhere. I saw women and children pushing trolleys full of things out of an old intelligence office. At the national theater, they were loading a garbage truck with the seats from inside, and streams of people were coming out carrying all kinds of props. I saw plastic models of the planets bopping down the streets in the arms of thieves. They took everything you can imagine taking from a theater. Everything.""--Azhar Ab
"Featuring the testimony of close to seventy Iraqis from all walks of life, Voices from Iraq builds a riveting chronological history unmatched for its insight and revelations. Here is a history of the war in Iraq as told entirely by Iraqis living through the U.S. invasion and occupation. Beginning in 2003, this intimate narrative includes the experiential accounts of civilians, politicians, former dissidents, insurgents, and militiamen. Iraqis offering firsthand stories range from onetime Prime Minister Ayad Allawi to resistance fighters speaking on the condition of anonymity. Divided into five parts, these interviews recount the 2003 invasion; Iraq's gradual slide into chaos from 2004 to 2005; the start of a new order in 2006; the rise of open sectarian violence over the next two years; and the effort since 2008 to reconstruct a society from relative calm. Each section includes interviews grouped into themes, with brief epilogues for the participants."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, Iraqi
HISTORY -- Military -- Iraq War (2003- )
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
SUBJECT Iraq -- History -- 2003-
Subject Iraq
Genre/Form Electronic books
Personal narratives
Form Electronic book
Author Kukis, Mark, 1973-
ISBN 9780231527569