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We Are Iraqis
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For the first time ever, an anthology in English puts together creative non-fiction, academic writing, poetry and visual arts by Iraqi contributors demonstrating how Iraqis have experienced, dealt with, and resisted the ongoing violence and destruction in creative and nonviolent ways.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-14
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. xiii-xxiii
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  1. Introduction. Writing Trauma, Memory, and Materiality
  2. pp. xxv-xl
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  1. 1. What Every Driver Must Know
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. 2. Bifurcations of Iraq’s Visual Culture
  2. pp. 5-23
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  1. 3. A Barbarian in Rome: Excerpts from a Diary
  2. pp. 24-34
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  1. 4. Putting Contemporary Iraqi Art on the Map: A Conversation with Maysaloun Faraj
  2. pp. 35-47
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  1. 5. The Assassination of Iraqi Academic Life: A Personal Testimony
  2. pp. 48-59
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  1. 6. My Own Private Munich
  2. pp. 60-78
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  1. 7. Hassan Abdulrazzak: A Selection
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. 8. Reframing Sunni and Shi‘i Discussions
  2. pp. 83-92
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  1. 9. Invisible Mirror: Aggression and the Thumb-Generation Response
  2. pp. 93-102
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  1. 10. Iraq: A Long Phantasmagorical Dream for Those Who Are Not Part of the New Capitalism or Retired Communism
  2. pp. 103-118
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 119-126
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  1. 11. Migratory Sacred Spaces: (Re)creating ‘Ashura
  2. pp. 127-143
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  1. 12. (Dis)connected
  2. pp. `144-150
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  1. 13. Sophisticated Ways: Destruction of an Ancient City
  2. pp. 151-160
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  1. 14. My Trips to the Unknown
  2. pp. 161-170
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  1. 15. A Tale of Two Exiles
  2. pp. 171-181
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  1. 16. 1001 Nights
  2. pp. 182-184
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  1. 17. Arab-Jews, Diasporas, and Multicultural Feminism: A Conversation with Ella Habiba Shohat
  2. pp. 185-204
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  1. 18. A Film-Training Project for Young Iraqis
  2. pp. 205-215
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  1. 19. Lyrical Resistance: The Example of Saadi Youssef
  2. pp. 216-230
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  1. 20. Larsa
  2. pp. 231-233
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  1. 21. Ur’s Echo: Cosmopolitans and Radical Loss
  2. pp. 235-249
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  1. 22. Identity of the Numbers
  2. pp. 250-255
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 257-266
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 311-312
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