Nadje Al-Ali, EPIC’s first Ground Truth Project interviewee, is back in the DC area promoting her latest book. Tomorrow at DC's famous Busboys and Poets Bookstore, she will discuss her latest book, Iraqi Women: Untold Stories, in which she challenges the myths and misconceptions which have dominated debates about Iraqi women. In her Ground Truth Project interview, released last fall, she also touched on this theme, noting the historically dynamic role women have played in Iraq. In her book, she traces the political history of Iraq from post-colonial independence to the present day. Nadje delves into why there has been an increase in social conservatism, domestic violence, and prostitution following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Through it all, Nadje argues that Iraqi women are not passive victims; they are political players and discussion makers. If you are in the DC area, be sure to stop by Busboy and Poets and meet the amazing woman behind this powerful book.