Daughters of Iraq
With the publication of Revital Shiri-Horowitz's "Daughters of Iraq," a new voice has been added to the repertoire, the voice of a young woman. Shiri-Horowitz tells the story with a light and loving touch. Her book, which is riveting and convincing, explores the connections between the past and the present, between the older women and their legacies to their children and grandchildren.
Professor Lev Hakak UCLA
In "Daughters of Iraq," we are given an insider's perspective on the daily lives of the Jewish-Iraqi community, of their lifestyle, and of their multi-generational home which resembles a bustling commune. This gripping saga encompasses personal tragedies, hopes, dreams, illness, untimely deaths, unrequited love, unexpected love, family celebrations, and-of course- lots and lots of food. And how typical that a wandering people such as our own reach the same conclusion as Violet's daughter Noa: roots, security, and identity are determined not by geography, but by being part of a family.
Lea Roditi "At" Magazine