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Irai women whose rights and freedoms are falling victim to rising fundamentalisms Describing the reality of regime change in Ira in a voice at turns outraged witty and deeply moving Riverbend is a witness to the recent events that are shaping the future of her homela This book is a compilation of a year of blog entries by a upper middle class young woman in Ira Although the woman is well educated and a near native speaker of English the final product is less an eye opener on the US occupation of Ira and a reflection of her ignorance or bias against various groups her fellow citizens included She tends to depict situations and issues in stark terms rather than with the purportedly objective eye of a journalist There is no mention of the Kurds even though they are a sizable portion of the population sitting on the hotspot of Kirkuk while returning exiles are viewed with complete disdain not just politicians but anyone who had managed to escape Saddam s rule for than five years I would read a comprehensive book first such as Fiasco by Thomas Ricks or Night Draws Near by Anthony Shadid and then use this book to fill in the gaps regarding the circumstances faced by ordinary Irais I certainly would not use this book as an example of how all Irais view the US or their own country

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Baghdad Burning Girl Blog from Ira

And fresh analysis Riverbend's blog Baghdad Burning collected here for the first time responds to events both personal and political from the impact on her family of the invasion's aftermath to the Abu Ghraib prison abuses She reveals for us most sharply the fate of Day by day commentary on what s happening in the country neighborhood and family of a 20 something young woman beginning in August 2003 Certainly a uite different perspective than from US news reports I found her observations interesting and the story compelling I read this as a book selection of the Middle East North Africa groupI read this like I do most blogs to which I subscribe skimming some focusing on others Her talk of daily chores and the difficulties of such things as filling the water tanks doing laundry celebrating holidays seem interesting than the political which seem dated although interesting from an historical viewNow moving on to The Trench the second book in the Cities of Salt series by Abdelrahman Munif after I finish a few other books

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In August 2003 a young Irai blogger began reporting her experiences as a civilian observer in Baghdad Calling herself Riverbend she has offered searing eyewitness accounts of daily life in the war zone and has garnered a worldwide audience hungry for unfiltered news I thought this book was worth reading and I really liked Riverbend She is smart funny and very down to earth Her observations on both daily life and the ever shifting political scene sounded dead on I realize that the author is anonymous and that some wonder if she is for real or not I really didn t get hung up on that point and just accepted it for what it was I am willing to believe she is really who she says she is and I enjoyed reading what she had to say It is rather dismaying though to realize that the actions by the US governmetn and GW Bush appear to have been taken directly from a book entitled How to Really Screw Things Up in Ira the complete lack of understanding of the nuances of Irai culture politics and mindsets is really appalling And sadly this book was written about events that took place 8 9 years ago and I m not sure things are much improved or different today Very sadI gave this book 3 stars not because I didn t care for it but mainly because I m not a huge fan of blogs turned into books I usually end up thinking that the raw material for a strong narrative is there but not used to its best advantage in blog entry format That said I think for what it is it is nicely done


10 thoughts on “Baghdad Burning Girl Blog from Ira

  1. says:

    If you want to look behind the so called media of the United States and find out about the war read this book It is written by a woman living in

  2. says:

    I have a hard time talking about American involvement in the Middle East I’m not sure whether it’s too soon or simply too enraging for me to discuss in any rational diplomatic manner but whatever the reason I avoid the s

  3. says:

    I thought this book was worth reading and I really liked Riverbend She is smart funny and very down to earth Her observations on both daily life and the ever shifting political scene sounded dead on I realize that the author is anony

  4. says:

    Rating subjective experience seems like a stupid thing when that subjective experience deals with surviving in a war zone; the five stars here are not a rating of the book but a mark of my being glad that so long as warfare continues anywhere documents like this book exist If anyone expects it to be an unbiased journalistic account then those expectations will be crushed Originally written as a blog about life after the liberation of Ira b

  5. says:

    With the Internet we are now able to read accounts of war by noncombatants who are not journalists while the war is happening even as armies invade and bombs fall Someone has called Ira the first postmodern war in that we get simultaneous reports of what is happening from many different points of view besides the official ones Thi

  6. says:

    Day by day commentary on what's happening in the country neighborhood and family of a 20 something young woman beginning in August 2003 Certainly a uite different perspective than from US news reports I found her observations interes

  7. says:

    This book is a compilation of a year of blog entries by a upper middle class young woman in Ira Although the woman is well educated and a near native speaker of English the final product is less an eye opener on the US occupation of Ira and a reflection of her ignorance or bias against various groups her fellow citizens included

  8. says:

    Two things First I think my favorite part of this book was learning about the culture and customs held by some of the Irai people I p

  9. says:

    on the ground day to day reporting of usa invasion of ira in 2003 by a young woman with not many axes to grind but with prescience and wit and outrage for sure it wasis much worse than we are lead to believe by western press

  10. says:

    One of the most powerful books I have ever read Riverbend's voice transcends any cultural differences between Ira and the US and seeing the war from her point of view was humbling and angering

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