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Our Legacy of Women Authors

February 26, 2015
Death anniversaries can be inspiring— called “teaching moments” here—so bring them on. Should we welcome news of the passing of women writers? Last month we learned of “The Thorn Birds” author Colleen McCullough’s death. I admit it; I read “Thorn Birds” only recently, then excitedly called friends to discuss this gripping family epic set in Australia. Ahh yes, they said. They knew it:--not the book but the film adaptation...

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Voices of Iraq

Mohammed Ghani Hikmat
Iraq sculptor Mohammed Ghani Hikmat, in his studio in Baghdad in 1991, after the US-led bombing against Iraq; speaking to BN Aziz. (Ghani died Sept 12, 2011, in Jordan.)
sound Sample 7:54

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Huda Ammash

Leading Iraqi environmental biologist, PH D in molecular biology from University of Missouri, Columbia. Former Dean at Baghdad University and highly regarded scholar.

Recently released from a US military prison in Iraq after being detained by US authorities without charge for 31 months.*
During the period of the UN embargo, Ammash was engaged in important research on the effects of toxicity created by the 1991 war and embargo on the Iraqi population and environment.
See her article "Toxic Pollution, the Gulf War, and Sanctions" which she wrote for "Iraq Under Siege", South End Press, 2000, Boston.
(* Two days after Ammash's release, her husband, Dr. Ahmed Mekki, also a scholar, was taken into custody and remains in detention, held by US military authorities.)

Ammash speaks about war related pollution in Iraq in the accompanying talk with Barbara Nimri Aziz, Baghdad, 1998. (An excerpt from the first of two interviews.)
Environmental Ruin in Iraq by BN Aziz sound Sample Professor Ammash, excerpt part 1, reporting research on public health effects of 1991 war and embargo 6:22

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poem Ali Sayed, "Oh My Southland", Arabic
traditional song of South Lebanon, Arabic

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poem "Angels"
Abdal Hayy Moore reads from 'Ramadan Sonnets'

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G Willow Wilson's
The Butterfly Mosque
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