Dancing in the No-fly Zone: A Woman's Journey Through Iraq

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Olive Branch Press, 2005 - Political Science - 263 pages
Here is a unique perspective on Iraq, before and after the recent war. When Hadani Ditmars first went to Iraq in 1997, for the New York Times, she was shocked at what she saw. Six years of the worst sanctions ever inflicted on a modern nation had brought the people to their knees. Yet there was so much more to the "cradle of civilization" than misery and suffering. Everywhere she saw art, beauty, architecture, music. In September 2003, she returned to Baghdad to find the people she had met over the years and see what had become of them since the U.S. "liberation." Dancing In The No-Fly Zone is the story of that trip. It includes a visit to Abu Ghraib prison, in which Ditmars is given a tour of the Saddam-era execution chamber by the U.S. general now on trial for her role in the abuses committed there.

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Journalist Ditmars records intermittent journeys into Iraq between 1997 and 2003, from a time of sanctions to a time of war.The great-granddaughter of Lebanese refugees who fled to Canada a century ... Read full review

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There is a place where a non-profit agency arranges for homeless people to live in an abandoned swimming pool, where a 12-year-old diabetic boy works in a shoe factory to buy insulin, where a woman ... Read full review


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Hadani Ditmars is a Canadian journalist whose work has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, London Independent, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Newsweek and Ms.

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