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Weam Namou

Author's Bio

Weam Namou was born in Baghdad, Iraq as a minority Christian and came to America at age ten. She is the author of three novels, one book of poetry and two nonfiction books that are part of the Iraqi Americans book series. She studied poetry in Prague and screenwriting at MPI (Motion Picture Institute of Michigan). She is the co-founder and president of IAA (Iraqi Artists Association), and she writes for several local newspapers. Her poetry and essays have been published by national and international publications. Read her blog at www.CulturalGlimpse.com

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
The Midwife of Fallujah (broadside) (Lettre Sauvage, 2007)
Journals:
Acumen Literary Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Mizna, Poets Against the War, World Literature Today
Prizes:
November 2012 - Received Lifetime Accomplishment Award from E'Rootha Organization

Weam Namou Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Memoirs of a Babylonian Princess by Maria Theresa Asmar , I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou , The Paris Review Interviews Women Writers at Work
Favorite Books:
Gone with the Wind Washington Square Writing Spirit by Lynn Andrews
Favorite Authors:
Maya Angelou, Henry James, and Lynn Andrews

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Listing last updated: August 12, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Arab American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
Arabic
Born in:
Baghdad, Iraq
Raised in:
Sterling Heights, MI

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