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Voices of Iraq

Environmental Ruin in Iraq by BN Aziz
Dr. Aliya Sousa
Dr. Aliya Sousa was the daughter and biographer of the remarkable and prolific Iraqi author, researcher, engineer and hydrologist, Dr. Ahmed Sousa (1900-1983).
In this 1999 interview in Baghdad, she recalls his early life. Aliya Sousa perished in the bombing of the UN office in Baghdad, August 19, 2003.
sound Sample Aliya Sousa speaks about her father Dr. Ahmed Sousa 7:29
sound Sample Pt 2, reviewing Sousa's research in irrigation 5:43
Doni George
Director of Documentation, Iraq National Museum.
Iraqi archeologist resigns, August 2006
sound Sample Iraq's intellectual and artistic heritage 4:41
BN Aziz
audio documentary-- "Iraq:How Can I Forget?"
sound Sample 'Iraq in the Embargo War 1990-2003'-- a Tahrir audio documentary 17:30
Abbas Jijan
Iraqi Poet Jijan presented this poem "Obama" in a 2009 program on Al-Arabiya TV. (in Arabic). See our July 20 podcast for the translation.
sound Sample 6:50
Suad Al-Radi
Iraqi resident, Baghdad, days before the invasion
sound Sample My country, my family 7:45
Ilham AlMadfaii
Iraqi musician
sound Sample from Al-Madfaii's 1997 interview with BN Aziz, prepared by Manaslu Gurung 4:01
AbdulAmeer Alwan, Iraq2
Kerbala street in my hometown, 2000 (charcoal) and Palm Grove, south Iraq (watercolor)
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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38,000 fruit-bearing trees,on Palestinian land, documented as destroyed by Israeli occupation forces and settler militants since 2011. It is a daily occurance. (paraphrased)

Saree Makdisi, LA Times OpEd, Nov 18, 2013

Tahrir Diwan

a poem.. a song..
poem Friends
Poet Ali Anned; Soufi popular poetry from South Algeria

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Flash
poems
poem Ya Rabbi Mustafa
praises to the Prophet, from Nazira CD, female voices

See audio list

Book review
Khaled Hosseini's
And The Mountains Echoed
reviewed by BN Aziz.

See review list

Tahrir Team

Sally Sharif
Read about Sally Sharif in the team page.

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WBAI Online

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