City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance

City of Widows An Iraqi Woman s Account of War and Resistance In City of Widows Haifa Zangana tells the story of her country from the early twentieth century through the US UK invasion and the current occupation She brings to light a sense of Iraq as a society

  • Title: City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance
  • Author: Haifa Zangana
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  • Page: 446
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  • In City of Widows, Haifa Zangana tells the story of her country, from the early twentieth century through the US UK invasion and the current occupation She brings to light a sense of Iraq as a society mainly of secularists who have been denied, through years of sanctions, war, and occupation, a systemwithin which to build the country according to their own values She poiIn City of Widows, Haifa Zangana tells the story of her country, from the early twentieth century through the US UK invasion and the current occupation She brings to light a sense of Iraq as a society mainly of secularists who have been denied, through years of sanctions, war, and occupation, a systemwithin which to build the country according to their own values She points to the long history of political activism and social participation of Iraqi women, and the fact that, before the recent invasion, they had been among the most liberated of their gender in the Middle East Finally, she writes aboutBaghdad today as a city populated by bereaved women and children who have lost their loved ones and their land, but who are still emboldened by the native right to resist and liberate themselves to create an independent Iraq.

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    1. Really interesting take on Iraqi history. Especially the (forgotten) perspective from and struggles of Iraqi women through dictatorship, war, occupation and the current regime. I didn't think this book would give me a lot of new insights, but it surprisingly did. Would recommend this for anyone who's interested in something that's not colonial feminism.

    2. تصورم از کتاب جور دیگه ای بود. شاید شبیه مستند نگاری های شفاهی که این چند وقت خوندم اما خیلی تفاوت داشت. بیشتر یک تاریخچه ای کلی از فعالیت گروه های مختلف در حوزه زنان در طول تاریخ معاصر بود. چیزی که برام جالب بود حضور چند وزیر زن و فعالیت ان ها در دولت در زمان رژیم بعث و در حال حاض [...]

    3. دیدن تاریخ معاصر عراق از چشم یک زن روشنفکر و آگاه اتفاق جالبی بود که با خوندن این کتاب میسر شد، قطعا غمگین میشویم با خواندن خاطرات مشترکی که ۸ سال زنان مارا نیز مانند زنان عراق به عزا نشاند و هردو گروه را به یک اندازه نابود کرد، دیدن تصویر آن ۸ سال از چشم طرف مقابل همزمان جذاب و [...]

    4. An excellent book that gives a perspective of the war in Iraq which is not readily available through the mainstream media. I used this book as a vehicle for a column I wrote for International women's day and to commemorate the anniversary of the war. Read that here: indypendent/2008/03/16

    5. زنان در رداى سياه همه جا ديده ميشوند؛ دم در زندان ها ، دفاتر حكومتى مرده شور خانه ها.زنان در جستجوى مردانشان، ناپديد شدگان يا بازداشت شدگان خانواده همه جا هستند. اين زنانند كه مى‌روند جسد مردانشان را براى دفن تحويل بگيرند.بغداد شهر زنان داغديده است.

    6. This can be a bit hard to follow at times, and Zangana's revolutionary/Marxist perspective is a little dogmatic (and that's saying something, coming from me).That said, overall hers is an interesting and valuable perspective not found in the mainstream media.

    7. The status of women in Iraq and the development of modern Iraqi society, from the Ottoman Empire to the present day.

    8. Fascinating, if hard to follow at times. The author's memoir moves from present day back 800 years to Mohammad.

    9. very amazing account of a life of active "activism" from within a very particular political configuration. I am fascinated with her voice.

    10. Left Turn reviewed this -- sounds like a perspective I'd like to have, though the writing isn't the tightest.

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