In December 2017 three artists from Iraq and four artists from the Boston, Massachusetts area, all women, traveled to Dubai for a four-day workshop. Poet and visual artist Elham Nasser al-Zabeedy, visual artist and gallery owner Thaira Al-Mayyahy and visual artist Mariam Mohsen Al-Barguth came from Iraq. Poet Jennifer Jean, visual artist and filmmaker Anne Loyer, documentary filmmaker Lillie Paquette, and I were the Boston-area artists in attendance. Anne and I had coplanned the workshop. We were joined by three Iraqi translators: Nadia Abdulridha Sakran AlEsi, a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong, Australia, originally from the Iraqi city of Basra; Dina Fadil, an Iraqi filmmaker formerly from Basra, now residing in Calgary, Canada; Amir Al-Azraki, a playwright and academic formerly from Basra, now working in the Toronto, Canada, area. Titled HER STORY IS, a feminist...
Finding a Common Language: Iraqi and US Women Seek Reconciliation in Dubai
NADIA ABDULRIDHA SAKRAN ALESI is a PhD candidate in English literature, working jointly with the Linguistics Program, at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Previously she worked as a translator/interpreter for nongovernmental organizations and as a lecturer in the Department of Translation at the University of Basra. Contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nadia Abdulridha Sakran AlEsi; Finding a Common Language: Iraqi and US Women Seek Reconciliation in Dubai. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 1 November 2019; 15 (3): 423–429. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15525864-7720991
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