Iraqi journalist Nermin Al-Mufti on Kirkuk city, Iraq

Iraqi journalist Nermin Al-Mufti introduces us to the history of Kirkuk,  a Turkmen majority city in North Iraq. Interviewed by BN Aziz in 2008 in Iraq. For an update on Kirkuk in 2014,  see

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/04/who-what-and-where-are-iraqs-turkmen/

Author reading from “Swimming UpThe Tigris”

“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.