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Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback – May 5, 2009

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A special treat ― Mikhail  preserve[s] the vitality of her nurturing milieu [with] the strength to … endure in a new world. (David Varno - The Brooklyn Rail)

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Dunya Mikhail was born in Iraq in 1965. While working as a journalist for the Baghdad Observer, she faced increasing threats from the authorities and fled to the United States in the late 1990s. In 2001, she was awarded the UN Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. Her first poetry book in English, The War Works Hard, was named one of 2005’ twenty-five Books toRemember by the New York Public Library and Diary of A Wave Outside the Sea won the 2010 Arab American Book Award for poetry. Mikhail teaches atOakland University, Michigan.
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  • Series: New Directions Paperbook
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions; Bilingual edition (May 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811218317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811218313
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #722,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Moses on March 22, 2011
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Very moving comtemporary Iraqi poetry (in English and Arabic) about life in war-torn Iraq and the transition to living in the United States.The author is female. The English translation keeps the flavor of the beautiful Arabic language.
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