"The wars in which the United States has been engaged since 9/11 seem distant and almost unreal. This book provides us with vivid firsthand voices of ordinary people from these two devastated battlefields . . . A riveting and essential book for an understanding of the true import of these faraway wars." Rashid Khalidi, author of Resurrecting Empire
Wake of War: Encounters with the People of Iraq and Afghanistanby Anne Nivat, Jane Marie Todd (Translator)
In the spring of 2003, acclaimed journalist Anne Nivat set off from Tajikistan on a six-month journey through the aftermath of the American invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. Nivat felt compelled to meet and write about the lives of everyday people, whom she allows to speak in their own voices, in their own wordswords of hope, sadness, anger, and, above all, the uncertainty that fills their everyday lives. Her new Preface for the paperback edition looks at the situation in Iraq today.
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Meet the Author
Anne Nivat is an award-winning journalist and author. Her first book, Chienne de Guerre: A Woman Reporter Behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya, won the Albert Londres Prize in 2000. Also the author of The View from the Vysotka, Nivat lives in France and travels extensively.
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