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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
3rd place Winner of the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage 2005 ! GO RIVERBEND!
3rd place Winner of the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage 2005

The third prize of 20,000 Euro went to:

* Riverbend (Iraq): Baghdad Burning. Girl Blog from Iraq, The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, New York, 2005 & Marion Boyars Publishers, London, 2005. Riverbend, a young Iraqi woman, writes an Internet diary, using a pseudonym. Her commanding gift for observation, her intelligence and her extraordinary language skills make her account of the life of a normal Iraqi family, which has also been published in book form as Baghdad Burning, one of the most uniquely critical documents of life in this abused country under the conditions of the war and the US military occupation.


I have said it once, and I will say it again. This girl is brilliant.

Go check her blog out. It is called "Baghdad Burning".

http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/
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