"Walk barefoot and the thorns will harm you…" ―Iraqi-Turkmen proverb
A riveting tale of desire and depression, of elation and longing, Barefoot in Baghdad takes you to front traces of a distinct form of conflict, the place the unsung freedom opponents are robust, vibrant―and female.
An American relief employee of Arab descent, Manal Omar strikes to Iraq to aid as many ladies as she will be able to rebuild their lives. She fast unearths herself drawn into the saga of a humans decided to upward push from the ashes of battle and sanctions and rebuild their lives within the face of crushing chaos. this can be a chronicle of Omar's friendships with a number of Iraqis whose lives are crumbling earlier than her eyes. it's a story of affection, as her dating with one Iraqi guy intensifies in a rustic in turmoil. And it's the heartrending tales of the ladies of Iraq, as they grapple with what it potential to be woman in a place of origin you not recognize.
"Manal Omar captures the advanced fact of residing and dealing in war-torn Iraq, a fact that tells the tale of affection and wish in the middle of bombs and explosions."―Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO of girls for ladies foreign, and writer (with Laurie Becklund) of the nationwide bestselling ebook Between Worlds: get away from Tyranny: turning out to be Up within the Shadow of Saddam
"A interesting, sincere, and encouraging portrait of a women's rights activist in Iraq, suffering to assist neighborhood ladies whereas exploring her personal identification. Manal Omar is a talented consultant into Iraq, as she is aware the area, speaks Arabic, and wears the veil. At turns humorous and tragic, she consists of a robust message for girls, and gives you it via appealing storytelling."―Christina Asquith, writer of Sisters in struggle: a narrative of affection, kinfolk and Survival within the New Iraq
"At turns humorous and tragic…a strong message for girls, [delivered] via appealing storytelling."―Christina Asquith, writer of Sisters in War