by Dunya Mikhail
Paperback, 98 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $16.95 | purchase
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This bilingual, lyrical memoir, in the form of a long poem, weaves together the past and present of an Iraqi-American poet. Translated by Elizabeth Winslow.
Dunya Mikhail is an Iraqi-American poet who teaches in Michigan. She has published five books in Arabic and two in English.
Michael Smith/Courtesy of Dunya Mikhail
March 21, 2013 Dunya Mikhail fled her homeland in the wake of the first Gulf War, after her writing was labeled subversive by Saddam Hussein's government. She has never physically returned to Iraq, but she remembers it in her poetry.
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