Weam Namou was born in Baghdad, Iraq as a minority Christian and came to America at age ten. The author of three novels, The Feminine Art, The Mismatched Braid and The Flavor of Cultures, 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.
She is currently working on her first feature film, “Green Card Wedding” which stemmed from a short film she did for her thesis at MPI.
Namou has been interviewed by over 100 nationwide radio stations, and she has given poetry readings, lectures and workshops at cultural and educational institutions. Currently she is a freelance writer for several local papers and is also working on her first feature film, Green Card Wedding. Through her writings, films, speeches and interviews she helps bring understanding between the east and the west.
Read her blog at www.CulturalGlimpse.com
Publications and Prizes
The Midwife of Fallujah (broadside) (Lettre Sauvage, 2007)
Acumen Literary Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Mizna, Poets Against the War, World Literature Today
November 2012 - Received Lifetime Accomplishment Award from E'Rootha Organization
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Listing last updated: September 18, 2014