"In this memoir, Lamees Al Ethari traces her transition from an idyllic childhood in a large extended Iraqi family to the relative stability of family exilic life in Canada. Through memory fragments, clips of poetry, diary entries, and her own art, the author reveals the trauma of three senseless wars, a decade of dehumanizing sanctions on an innocent population, the blindness of a dictatorship to the suffering of its own people, and finally their resilience and the humanity they manage to preserve."-- Provided by publisher.
Ethari, Lamees Al, 1976- -- Childhood and youth.
Ethari, Lamees Al, 1976- -- Family.
Immigrants -- Canada -- Biography.
Iraq -- History -- 20th century.
Iraq -- History -- 21st century.
Iraq -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Iraq -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Iraqi Canadians -- Biography.
Iraqis -- Canada -- Biography.