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The Resource IraqiGirl : diary of a teenage girl in Iraq

IraqiGirl : diary of a teenage girl in Iraq

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IraqiGirl : diary of a teenage girl in Iraq
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IraqiGirl
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diary of a teenage girl in Iraq
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eng
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I forgot what peace looks like. What the street looks like. What the sky in the night look like. What my relatives look like. Sometimes I just think that if you could see what my eyes see, if you could hear what my ears hear, you would be able to understand what I mean. These are the words of IraqiGirl, a teenage girl blogging from the city of Mosul, Iraq, as the chaos and violence of military occupation unfold in the aftermath of the American invasion. In a narrative charged with anger, IraqiGirl wants her readers to understand what life is really like under military occupation. "Let's go back, " she writes, "to my un-normal life." And here IraqiGirl allows us to discover a story the Western media rarely allow us a glimpse of: the story of how the Iraq War has shattered lives and broken hearts. But we also discover, in her personal reflections on family, friendship, and community, the resilience of one girl to not only survive, but to discover, amidst the devastation of war, a future worth living for. As she writes: "For the sake of the smile that was given to no one but me, for the sake of my grandpa and for the sake of my country and for the sake of my religion and for the sake of my God. I want to know my destination." IraqiGirl was fifteen years old when she began blogging from her home city of Mosul, Iraq, in July 2004. The book follows her story through 2007. Presently IraqiGirl attends college and continues to struggle for a better future. The address for her blog is http://iraqigirl.blogspot.com
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IraqiGirl
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Wrigley-Field, Elizabeth
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  • IraqiGirl
  • Teenage girls
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Iraq
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IraqiGirl : diary of a teenage girl in Iraq
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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26108562
Dimensions
20 cm.
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205 pages
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9781931859738
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, map
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  • (Sirsi) 26108562
  • (Sirsi) 26108562
Label
IraqiGirl : diary of a teenage girl in Iraq
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26108562
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781931859738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 26108562
  • (Sirsi) 26108562

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