Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No-Fly Zone: A Woman's Journey Through Iraq, a past editor at New Internationalist, and has been reporting from the Middle East on culture, society and politics for two decades.
Her work has been published in the New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Sight and Sound, the San Francisco Chronicle, Haaretz, Wallpaper, Vogue and Ms. Magazine, and broadcast on CBC, BBC, NPR and RTE. Her next book, Between Two Rivers (I.B. Tauris), is a political travelogue of ancient sites in Iraq.
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