Culture

Some personal thoughts… re our Kurdish warrior women

Dlawar Sofy Since the beginning of time women and mothers have held a place of utmost respect in the Kurdish community. Indeed, we know that both genders were essential to creating life on the earth; tempering riotous

Meet Ali Riaz…

My name is Ali Riaz Tayeh Shamari. I am a talented young Iraqi, nominated for best and youngest Arab actor in the world by the Arabs Group, the most important company sponsor Arab talent in the world

Dear Nina – I have an idea for a children’s book, how do I go about publishing?

I am  based in Baghdad and have recently turned 40. Following this landmark birthday I want to turn my dream of  writing children stories into a reality.  I wonder if you could help me understand the whole process

Mawada – a promise of hope from a new generation of women in Iraq

By Lemya “Mawada”, a group of young Iraqi ladies, most of them college students with some from high school, have developed a new concept of voluntary and charity work. Refusing to just helplessly watch the unfolding crisis