Tuesday, May 10, 2011

i've got soul but i'm not a soldier

     This image demonstrates the flux in religiosity (my observations in 09) since the beginning of the war. In Baghdad's conservative district of Kadmiyya, this theatrical 3d reminder for women reminds girls to cover appropriately.
    One gentleman who saw me taking pics of this installation stopped me, "lady--hi. Are you Kurdish? what's your education and family name?" I nicely briefed him on my existence in a couple words.  "It's too bad you live abroad, I have a son. But if you need anything, ask for me. Are you sure you wouldn't want to stay? Everybody in Kadhiummiya knows my name; I am Abu Dhiya. Now cover your hair better, habibti." 


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