Swimming up the Tigris

Swimming up the Tigris

Real Life Encounters With Iraq

Book - 2007
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"As Americans went about their daily lives in the 1990s, few could imagine what Iraqi men and women faced under the brutal sanctions imposed by the UN and enforced by the United States. Barbara Nimri Aziz, a frequent visitor to Iraq, saw firsthand what life was like for Iraqis during the long years of the embargo. By revisiting this critical period, she sheds light on the illegal and questionable tactics used by the United States to destroy Iraq through the sanctions, well before the WMD ruse, and provides context to understand more fully the current failed occupation and worldwide anti-U.S. sentiments." "Aziz's vantage point is unique: she is a journalist, an anthropologist, and an Arab woman. As a freelance journalist, she exposes the mainstream press's failure to cover the embargo and offers insights into the embargo history. As a social anthropologist, Aziz examines every aspect of Iraqi culture that was systematically attacked and destroyed by both the embargo and the invasion. And as an Arab, she understands the extraordinary will of the Iraqi people and their deep-seated love for their country."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, c2007
ISBN: 9780813031446
Characteristics: xviii, 314 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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