By: Manal Omar
Published: July 2010
An intimate look at the heartrending struggle for freedom and identity in Iraq, from a female American Muslim aid worker who witnessed the chaos firsthand.
The author is a very young American Muslim sent to Iraq to help with a woman's organization. She has to fight/cope on several fronts at once, being a woman, being young (maybe unexperienced and at times naive), being a Muslim, being a Palestinian (not an Iraqi) and an American, being an American with a headscarf, being for peace but having to work with soldiers...in a country where rules have gone, where terror reigns, where people do not trust anyone, where foreigners are trying to make money out of the situation. This book is about chaos, struggle, confusion and loss, but ultimately it is about hope and reaching out to those who need help