Omar Dewachi is Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at American University of Beirut (AUB). Trained as a medical doctor in Iraq during the 1990s, Dewachi received his doctorate in social anthropology from Harvard University in 2008. He is finishing a book manuscript entitled Ungovernable Life: War and Mandatory Medicine in Iraq (forthcoming, Stanford U Press), and is one of the contributors to the Costs of War Project at Brown University.
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Ahmed al-Sa'dawi's novel, rather than reconciling the complexities of violence in Iraq, seeks to exorcise the demons...