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Being Kurdish in a Hostile World

by Ayub Nuri

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In Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, Ayub Nuri writes of growing up during the Iran-Iraq War, of Saddam Hussein's chemical attack that killed thousands in Nuri's home town of Halabja, of civil war, of living in refugee camps, and of years of starvation that followed the UN's sanctions. The story begins with the historic betrayal by the French and British that deprived the Kurds of a country of their own. Nuri recounts living through the 2003 American invasion and the collapse of Hussein's totalitarian rule, and how, for a brief period, he felt optimism for the future. Then came bloody sectarian violence, and recently, the harrowing ascent of ISIS, which Nuri reported from Mosul.

Editorial Reviews

"A moving insider's account of Kurdish conflicts, Nuri's work captures a truth more devastating than fiction."

— Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Reviews

"Nuri, who grew up in Iraq's Halabja valley, the gruesome cradle of Kurdish genocide, is an eyewitness to a painful history, richly told."

— Kevin McKiernan, documentary filmmaker and author of The Kurds: A People in Search of their Homeland

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