Sun. Jul 14th, 2024

For an extraordinary insight into life and politics in occupied Iraq follow this link to the Riverbend Blog.  The blogger is an anonymous 24-year-old Iraqi woman living in Baghdad who goes by her nom de blog Riverbend. She is articulate, funny and scathing: a natural born writer — and she has something to say. Most importantly she blows away that intellect-stunting feature of war: the fog of partisan reporting.

Once more:

Thanks to Jerry Gordon for pointing me at this site.

Supplemental, 2023: Riverbend went silent when the author fled to Syria but updated the blog in 2013, ten years on from the war, with a retrospective view.

By chris page

Magazine editor, writer of fiction and non-fiction; exile; cat person; red wine for blood and cheese in his soul. Chris Page is the author of the novels Weed, Sanctioned, Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, King of the Undies World, and The Underpants Tree. He is also a freelance journalist, copywriter, editor, cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and consultant in the use and abuse of false moustaches (don’t wear them — you’re welcome — the invoice is in the mail).

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