Noted Arab novelist and critic Ghaleb Halasa comments on modern Arabic literature in Part 2 of a 1989 interview with BN Aziz, in Damascus, Syria. (44:00)
“Just a simple day in the countryside… We were three Arab women on an uncommon sanctions busting outing. Determined to forget the war and the embargo for a day in a dusty city we departed for the flat, open countryside of Iraq beyond Baghdad.”
An excerpt from Swimming Up the Tigris: Real Life Encounters with Iraq, 2007, University Press of Florida), read by BN Aziz, the author.