The sacrificial books of Mosul

Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, now living in Detroit, said many Iraqis had been evoking a popular saying about the loss of non-human objects: “May the books be a sacrifice for the people.” Marcia Lynx Qualey writes about Arabic literature and literary translation. She blogs at www.arablit.org.

This story is on the Al Jazeera website.Rescued books

 

 

 

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