Diary Of A Wave Outside The Sea by Dunya MikhailDiary Of A Wave Outside The Sea by Dunya Mikhail

Diary Of A Wave Outside The Sea

byDunya Mikhail

Paperback | March 24, 2009

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Mikhail writes: “Death always looks for us. It comes from beyond the continents. It crosses long distances holding a basket of fire in its hand.”
The two halves of Mikhail's book merge past and present in a lyrical memoir that moves between memories of her childhood, her father's death, her Iraqi poet-peers and friends, her job as a journalist for the Baghdad Observer, and culminates with the birth of her daughter Larsa.
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 mid 1990s. Her first poetry book in English, The War Works Hard, was named one of twenty-five Books to Remember by the New York Public Library and Diary o...
Title:Diary Of A Wave Outside The SeaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.53 inPublished:March 24, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811218317

ISBN - 13:9780811218313


Editorial Reviews

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)