Meeting the New Iraq

A Memoir of Homecoming and Hope


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About the Book

This book is about the new Iraq, the Iraq that many say has finally after many years become a democracy, which has brought freedoms and rights, chaos and confusion. The author relates lending her skills to help Iraq progress toward a better future. She also gives an account of her feelings and experiences upon returning to her native city Baghdad, with each new encounter provoking old memories and building new foundations, and her view of the current Iraq from the perspective of someone who has lived in the United States for three decades. Finally she offers her thoughts on where Americans and Iraqis are headed together, with their lives intermingled as never before because of the recent war.

About the Author(s)

Professor and researcher Juman Kubba is an adviser on education reform in Iraq.

Bibliographic Details

Juman Kubba
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 192
Bibliographic Info: 7 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7071-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0157-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mudher ­Al-­Hillawi 1

Preface: A Word to the Wise 3

Chapter I: New Year’s Eve, 2010, Baghdad 9

Chapter II: What Does “Democracy” Mean? 73

Chapter III: The Blueprint 109

Chapter IV: For Better or for Worse: Iraqis and Americans 137

Epilogue 179

Index 181