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Thura's Diary by Thura al-Windawi
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Feb 08, 2011

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This is the journal of a young Iraqi woman in her late teens writing about what she and her loved ones went through during the "shock and awe" bombing of 2003. The writing was dry and I didn't fully connect with Thura--I wasn't sure if it was because feelings were lost in translation or if Thura's writing is naturally dry. The style didn't impact me emotionally, although I can still appreciate the book for it's gritty realism.

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