Al-Ahram Weekly Online   18 - 24 March 2004
Issue No. 682
Books Supplement
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Iraq: conquest and liberation
Al-Iraq: Hawamish min al-Tarikh wa al-Moqaoumah (Iraq: Footnotes from History and Resistance), Abdel Rahman Munif,Casablanca: Al-Markaz Al-Thaqafi Al-Arabi, 2004. pp206

'Not the war on Iraq'
Irak, les médias en guerre (Iraq: the Media at War), Olfa Lamloum, ed, Paris: Actes sud, 2003. pp238

Crime and effect
The end of the Saddam regime in Iraq makes it incumbent on all Arabs to examine the historical and cultural factors that gave rise to it, nothing short of a cultural break being required to build a new life and culture on its ruins, writes the Syrian poet Adonis

Mother of all religions
al-Adyan wa al-Madhahib bi al-Iraq (Religions and Sects in Iraq), Rashid Al-Khayoun, Köln:Al-Kamel Verlag, 2003. pp557

By Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab

Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab
Youssef Rakha outlines the life course of a modern legend

At a glance
A shorthand guide to recent books on Iraq compiled by Mahmoud El-Wardani

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