Iraqi women's voices have been virtually silent since the fall of Baghdad. Yet four months after Saddam's statue toppled in April 2003, the pseudonymous Riverbend, a Baghdad native then 24 years old, began blogging about life in the city in dryly idiomaticThank you to my friend in Waterloo!
English.... This year's worth of Riverbend's commentary -- passionate, frustrated, sarcastic and sometimes hopeful -- runs to September 2004....The blog continues at riverbendblog. blogspot.com; like this book, it offers quick takes on events as they occur, from a perspective too often overlooked, ignored or suppressed." --Publisher's Weekly
"Once a computer programmer who enjoyed considerable personal freedom, after Baghdad's fall, Riverbend finds herself unemployed and largely restricted....In English that would put many Americans to shame, she chronicles daily life under the occupation, writing about water and electricity shortages with humor and exasperation, writing about violence with deep feeling. She also explains more
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Most of you know Baghdad Burning, written by the incomparable Riverbend. Did you know her blog is now available in book form? A wmtc reader just emailed me this: