Acclaimed Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail stuns with her third collection of poetry, The Iraqi Nights. In her newest collection, Mikhail imagines herself as a modern-day Scheherazade who must tell stories to herself in order to find the motivation to keep on living.
At night, the hours feel endless and the dark closes in around her as she worries whether or not things like war will ever end. However, despite the horrors she’s faced, Mikhail’s poetry also reveals a yearning dream for a future beyond violence, hate, and death. She muses that she’d like to live in a country where she can live an ordinary life and not have to worry about wars.
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