Book Launch: Being Kurdish in a Hostile World by Ayub Nuri
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay St., Toronto
Free Admission, All Welcome
Hosted by Janice Stein, Professor at the Munk School for Global Affairs.
In Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, Ayub Nuri writes of growing up during the Iran-Iraq War, of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack that killed thousands in Nuri’s home town of Halabja, of civil war, of living in refugee camps, and of years of starvation that followed the UN’s sanctions.
Nuri recounts living through the 2003 American invasion and the collapse of Hussein’s totalitarian rule, and how, for a brief period, he felt optimism for the future. Then came bloody sectarian violence, and recently, the harrowing ascent of ISIS, which Nuri reported from Mosul.
“Ayub Nuri is among the most knowledgeable and insightful journalists to cover the Iraq War—because he didn’t cover it, he lived it.” – Quil Lawrence, former Baghdad Bureau Chief, NPR, and author of Invisible Nation