Weam Namou

Author's Bio

An award-winning author of 12 books, Weam Namou was born in Baghdad, Iraq as a minority Christian and came to America at age ten. She is the vice president of Detroit Working Writers, a 116-year-old professional writing association. She is also a graduate of bestselling author and mystic Lynn Andrews' four-year shamanic school. Namou received her bachelor's in Communication from Wayne State University, studied poetry in Prague and screenwriting at MPI (Motion Picture Institute of Michigan). She has been a journalist for 10 years and is an ambassador for Arab America. Her poetry and essays have been published by national and international publications. She has given readings and done workshops at colleges, universities and various cultural and educational institutions. Read her blog at www.CulturalGlimpse.com

Publications and Prizes

Acumen Literary Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Mizna, Poets Against the War, World Literature Today
The Midwife of Fallujah (broadside)
(Lettre Sauvage, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
Winner of 2017 Eric Hoffer Award Grand - The Great American Family November 2012 - Received Lifetime Accomplishment Award from E'Rootha Organization

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 by

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Arab American
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Baghdad, Iraq
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Sterling Heights, MI
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Last updated: May 23, 2017