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TCC Literary festival 2006

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DUNYA MIKHAIL - April 4, 7 p.m. - Reading, book signing - Chesapeake Campus/Whitehurst Building, room 2057 and April 5, Noon - Reading, book signing - Portsmouth Campus/Beazley Building, Waterfront conference room

DUNYA MIKHAIL, born in Iraq in 1965, is famous for her subversive, innovative, and satirical poetry. She has published four collections of poetry in Arabic, including The War Works Hard, Diary of a Wave Outide the Sea, and Almost Music

In 2001, she was awarded the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. She has a master’s degree in Near Eastern Studies from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Baghdad. 

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Laurie White
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