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Nimo, Maha, Safah, Shatha, Emma, Danielle, Kim, Charlene. In a book that once again blends her distinctive flair for capturing the texture of everyday life with shrewd political insights, Cynthia Enloe looks closely at the lives of eight ordinary women, four Iraqis and four Americans, during the Iraq War. Among others, Enloe profiles a Baghdad beauty parlor owner, a teenag ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 2nd 2010 by University of California Press (first published June 1st 2010)
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Reviewed by: Robin L. Riley

Over a long career as a scholar of international relations, Cynthia Enloe has been preoccupied with the
query Where are the women? Without asking questions about gender, she warns, we can’t get a complete picture of international politics. In Nimo’s War, Emma’s War,she uses the experiences of four Iraqi and four American women as jumping-off points to examine the price women have paid (and continue to pay) in the Iraq War. Their stories help illustrate
Compelling read.

Compelling stories, great insight into into the plight of women affected by the Iraqi war. However, I wonder how if women Enloe wrote about approve of the way their stories were told considering Enloe never spoke with any of them directly.
Karen Kortsch
Good to be reminded of how women experience this war since mainstream press does not usually focus on that.
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