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Your Call: Where is Iraq today, 12 years after the US invasion?

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Anti-American banners decorate Tahrir square in Baghdad during anti-government protests, July 2011

  

 On the March 24th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversations with Iraqis and Iraqi-Americans about the social, cultural and political conditions in their country. Iraq is back in the headlines because of ISIS, which is attempting to destroy what is left of Iraq’s diverse cultural and human landscape. How has the invasion of Iraq affected everyday life for Iraqis? What questions do you have about the current state of Iraq? Join us on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Sinan Antoon, award winning novelist, poet, translator, associate professor at the Gallatin School at New York University, and author of The Corpse Washer

Basma Al-Khateeb, project manager for women and youth programs at the Iraqi Al-Amal Association

Rijin Sahakian, international curator and founder of Sada

Web Resources:

Sada: a non-profit project supporting new arts practices for young artists in Baghdad

The Guardian: Sinan Antoon: an Iraqi novelist living in continuous mourning

NY Times: Where an Iraqi Artist Can Paint, and Exhale

AP: For Iraqis, years after US invasion seem like unending war