Students and teachers peruse books at a two-week-long
book fair that opened in late March at Baghdad University.
(Corinne Reilly/Merced Sun-Star/MCT)
By Corinne Reilly
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
BAGHDAD — When Maysoon Kadhim began working on her master's thesis at Baghdad University two years ago, she braced for the challenge. After all, her paper's subject is Shakespeare, whose prose can perplex even native English speakers.
Kadhim, of course, grew up with Arabic.
As she proofread her final draft days before it was due, however, she said her biggest frustrations have nothing to do with language.
Instead, they have come from trying to get her hands on the right books.