The Great American Family: A Story of Political Disenchantment

The Great American Family: A Story of Political Disenchantment

by Weam Namou


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"We came here for America's freedoms," Weam Namou writes. "As an immigrant, I saw through the Dawn Hanna case how we are losing the very things we came here for."

One day, a family approached Namou to write a story about their daughter, Dawn Hanna, who was accused of conspiring to broker telecommunication equipment to Iraq during the sanctions. Unbeknownst to Dawn and the jury which tried her, her co-conspirator was actually a CIA operative. The project was sponsored by the United States to listen in on Saddam and his men. Namou was drawn to this story and decided to write about it as a cautionary tale. Through the lens of a single case, she touches on a number of important issues that are robbing American families from living the American dream: a criminal justice system that is based on greed and profit; big lies that lead to wars, sanctions, terrorism and other costly consequences; a democracy that is based on double standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977679058
Publisher: Hermiz Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 05/07/2016
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Weam Namou is an Iraqi American author, journalist, and filmmaker. She is the award-winning author of eight books and the co-founder and president of IAA (Iraqi Artists Association). Her writings have appeared in national and international journals and she has given lectures, workshops and poetry readings at numerous cultural and educational institutions.

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