Beyond the Green Zone

Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq
by Dahr Jamail [Haymarket]

Dahr Jamail's journalistic essays will stand as one of the most important documents of what war and occupation mean to Iraqis whose communities are suffering the short- and long-term effects. In this first collection, Jamail shares the voices of his Iraqi interviewees as well as those of fellow journalists, Iraqi drivers and fixers, and US soldiers – voices largely missing from US mainstream coverage of the war. It's Jamail's own voice which is the real find, however – interweaving his journalistic coverage with comments on the political and media forces that paved the way for war, and reflections on the haunted sense of connection and responsibility he gained from his travels to and from Iraq. -jl

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