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Iraq: Lost Homeland or Salvageable Nation

Tamara Chalabi and Ali Allawi in conversation with Justine Hardy.

Late for Tea at the Deer Palace is a multi-generational memoir of Chalabi’s family, one of the oldest and most prominent in Iraq, from 1900 to the present. It is the story of a lost homeland, whose turbulent transformations over the twentieth century left gaping wounds not only in her exiled family but throughout her country. When Tamara returned to her once-beautiful ancestral land in 2003, she found a country she didn’t recognize – and a nation on the brink of a terrifying and uncertain new beginning.

Dr Ali Allawi is the former minister of Defence and Minister of Finance in the Iraqi post-war governments. He is senior visiting fellow at Princeton and author The Crisis of Islamic Civilization. His position in the transitional government gives him unique insight into the future of this troubled country.

Justine Hardy is a journalist, author and documentary film maker based in Kashmir, India and London.


Tamara Chalabi | talks
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Date and Time:

23 May 2011 at 6:45 pm





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