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Thursday, November 15, 2012

More interesting reading on Iraq

Want to learn about Iraq? This bookstore in Baghdad has plenty of good source material. The problem is, it's all in Arabic! So if you can't read Arabic, read my Iraq series.

The latest installment is titled Muqtada Al-Sadr Promotional Posters--Why Saddam's Hanging Makes For Good Advertising. It's all about how a poorly read cleric scrabbled his way to the top through a combination of Daddy's reputation and sheer ruthlessness.

In the next few days, you'll meet a nine-year-old refugee, visit the holiest shrines of Shia Islam, and see some cool street art. Stay tuned!

And if you do happen to read Arabic, check out Baghdad's bookshops. You can even find an Arabic edition of Orwell's 1984.


  1. That is an interesting series, Sean. I've been intrigued by Sumer and love history, so will check it out.

  2. Will go and check out the latest! And no, I don't read Arabic or too many other languages, unfortunately. French would be my language of choice.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. This series on Iraq looks interesting.


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