Girl blogs from Iraq

// 18 June 2005

The Guardian today features extracts from the blog of “Riverbend”, an Iraqi woman, blowing apart the idea that life is better for women after the war.

Riverbend blogs about the status of women in post-war Iraq: the fear of going to work, walking the streets, going to school, and having a normal life.

There’s also a lot in there about the corrupt way the US are handing out huge contracts to American firms, rather than giving them to Iraqi companies that could do the job for a fraction of the cost.

The blog is set to be published in book form on the 4th of July, as ‘Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq’.

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