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Baghdad Burning
by Riverbend | Journals
Registered by Urla of Galway, Co. Galway Ireland on 5/24/2007
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by kiki66): travelling


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4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Urla from Galway, Co. Galway Ireland on Thursday, May 24, 2007

9 out of 10

In August 2003 a young Iraqi blogger began reporting her experience as a civilian observer in Baghdad. Calling herself Riverbend, she has offered searing eyewitness accounts of daily life in the war zone and has garnered a worldwide audience hungry for unfiltered news and fresh analysis.

Riverbend’s blog, Baghdad Burning, collected here for the first time, responds to events both personal and political – from the impact on her family of the invasion’s aftermath to the Abu Ghraib prison abuses. She reveals for us most sharply the fate of Iraqi women, whose rights and freedoms are falling victim to rising fundamentalisms.

Describing the reality of regime change in Iraq in a voice at turns outraged, witty, and deeply moving, Riverbend is a vital witness to the recent events that are shaping the future of her homeland.

Find my review in my blog (German only).

This book is part of my "1 year of my life = 1 country = 5 books"-Challenge (1st book for Iraq). 


Journal Entry 2 by Urla from Galway, Co. Galway Ireland on Thursday, May 24, 2007

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Takes part in my bookbox Die Wunder des Orient


Journal Entry 3 by Urla from Galway, Co. Galway Ireland on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Has come full circle. But I know what to do with it ... 


Journal Entry 4 by Urla at Diez, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (8/13/2008 UTC) at Diez, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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Will travel with my BookBox Fremdes Leben - Tagebücher und (Auto-)Biographien


Journal Entry 5 by neschka from Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, January 22, 2009

9 out of 10

I took the book from the box. I think it will be very interesting and look forward to reading.

04/28/2009:
Done reading now and I can´t say that I "enjoyed" the book. It´s really really interesting and absorbing but most of all it´s shocking. Of course you hear the news from Iraq every day but it´s completely different from a personal view. I would recommend reading to everybody. 


Journal Entry 6 by eimer42 from Germering, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

9 out of 10

I got the book from neschka some time ago and forgot to make a journal entry. Sorry!

10-July-2011:
When I started reading I thought I would not get very far as the book is 'outdated' by now. But it does not matter that the blog entries are from 2003 and 2004 as the insight into Iraqi culture and American occupation politics is very interesting and still up-to-date. 


Journal Entry 7 by eimer42 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/23/2011 UTC) at Gauting, Bayern Germany

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Released at the BC barbecue in Gauting today. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingkiki66wing at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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a 'left-over' from the BC-barbeque :-)

Will have a look inside and then see where it'll go... 


Journal Entry 9 by wingkiki66wing at Bahnhof Gauting in Gauting, Bayern Germany on Sunday, October 16, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/16/2011 UTC) at Bahnhof Gauting in Gauting, Bayern Germany

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Gegenüber vom Bahnhof auf einer Bank beim Blumenladen...

Gute Reise! 


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