A few days ago we linked to a piece that Deborah Amos did on prostitution among Iraqi refugees in Syria. Deborah has a new book coming out which we also mentioned. Called “Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East,” the book looks at Iraq’s transition in the wake of the American invasion from Sunni minority dictatorial rule to what is now a government largely powered by the Shiite majority. A large portion of the book will also detail the exodus of the over two million Iraqi refugees who have fled the sectarian conflict that ensued after the war began, and which still, even with the decline in violence, sits simmering under the surface of Iraqi politics and society today.
Here you can look at a few excerpts from the book, both the Introduction, as well as a piece called “The Most Honest Housewife in the World“
From the looks of these excerpts the book looks great, and I cant wait to get my hands on it.
Also as an aside, Ms. Amos is going to be promoting her book at a few upcoming events in New York City, including a fundraiser for the New York Chapter of TLP! I’ll post some more details about the opportunity to see Ms. Amos in the coming days, but for now you’ll just have to go out and pick up the book!