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By Anne Nivat

Within the spring of 2003, acclaimed journalist Anne Nivat trigger from Tajikistan on a six-month trip in the course of the aftermath of the yank invasion and profession of Afghanistan and Iraq. Nivat felt pressured to satisfy and write in regards to the lives of daily humans, whom she permits to talk of their personal voices, of their personal words--words of desire, disappointment, anger, and, notably, the uncertainty that fills their daily lives. Her new Preface for the paperback version appears to be like on the state of affairs in Iraq this present day.

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Idled by the “liberation,” he wants to capitalize on his military experience and degrees to get hired by the Erbil police force, and for that he needs the help of the Kurdish Khaffour. ” he asks with a burst of laughter. Then, suddenly nostalgic, he tells the story of his last days of professional life in the service of the head of state: “We suspected that war was going to break out, and our morale was at its lowest point. Saddam had sent us to Kirkuk with the order to fight. ” His elderly mother joins us, cup of tea in one hand and cigarette in the other.

According to the last census, conducted by the British in 1957, the Turkomans numbered 590,000 out of a total population of 6 million, which would be the equivalent of 2 million today. The family of Arshad Al-Hirmizi1 is very observant. Everyone stops his or her daily activities for a few minutes during the five prescribed prayers, and the women pull on long white head scarves to pray. When they open the door to a stranger, they cover themselves with a hoodand-scarf combination that is very common in the countries of the Persian Gulf (Arshad’s wife, Seefa, brought a few of them back from Saudi Arabia for her sister-in-law) and conceals their hair, neck, and bustline.

Their exact number is unknown. According to the last census, conducted by the British in 1957, the Turkomans numbered 590,000 out of a total population of 6 million, which would be the equivalent of 2 million today. The family of Arshad Al-Hirmizi1 is very observant. Everyone stops his or her daily activities for a few minutes during the five prescribed prayers, and the women pull on long white head scarves to pray. When they open the door to a stranger, they cover themselves with a hoodand-scarf combination that is very common in the countries of the Persian Gulf (Arshad’s wife, Seefa, brought a few of them back from Saudi Arabia for her sister-in-law) and conceals their hair, neck, and bustline.

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