Writing the Unspeakable: Trauma, Memory, and Resistance in Iraqi War Literature

Ahmed Saadoon Azeez, N. Solomon Benny


The paper delves into the profound realm of Iraqi war literature, unraveling its multifaceted dimensions. From capturing the visceral traumas induced by conflict to echoing the resonances of resistance, this literature stands as a testament to the Iraqi people's resilience and defiance. Situating the narrative within historical and sociopolitical contexts, the study underscores the universality of trauma and the tenacity of the human spirit. Drawing parallels with global war literature, it highlights shared human experiences across cultures and histories. The paper also examines the redemptive power of literature, emphasizing its role in healing and peacebuilding, while illuminating the unique and diverse voices that constitute the Iraqi war narrative. As Iraq looks towards a future of reconciliation and hope, its literature not only serves as a historical record but also as a beacon, illuminating paths of empathy, understanding, and peace.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v14n4p459

World Journal of English Language
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