Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog from Iraq

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Feminist Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 190 pages
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"Riverbend, the Iraqi blogger continues her dispatches from her native Baghdad. Embedded journalism at its most compelling, her blog recounts the major events of the occupation and the insurgency since October 2004, as well as her and her family's daily struggles." "The postings include: an "open letter to Americans" before the 2004 election begging them to consider what a second Bush term will mean for Iraq; the irony of living in an oil-rich country with a desperate fuel shortage: Riverbend waits with her brother in long lines before the gas pump and then goes home to siphon out the fuel for the neighborhood generator; a description of the plight of young women in an increasingly Islamist Iraq: "The problem with defiance (not going out in public fully covered) is that it doesn't just involve you personally, it involves anyone with you at that moment - usually a male relative. It means that there might be an exchange of ugly words or a fight and probably, after that, a detention in Abu Ghraib;" and the kidnapping of Christian Science Monitor reporter Jill Carroll; with a moving tribute to Carroll's guide and translator, a well-known person in the neighborhood who was murdered on the spot by the kidnappers."--BOOK JACKET.

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If you are wondering what the war is actually like in Iraq you need to read this book. This book is coming from a girl who actually lives in the middle of it all. Details of the war are blogged from ... Read full review

Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog from Iraq (Women Writing the Middle East)

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The first volume of Riverbend's blog writings from Iraq, Baghdad Burning, won third prize in the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage in 2005. This second volume picks up in October 2004 and ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Riverbend is the pseudonym of an Iraqi computer programmer who now lives with her family in Baghdad and whose identity remains concealed for her own protection. Her blog offers searing eyewitness accounts of the everyday realities on the ground, punctuated by astute analysis on the politics behind the events.

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