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Ayub Nuri on growing up without a country

By Press Staff Date: September 24, 2017

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On September 25, the Kurds are set to vote in a referendum for independence, which, if passed, will bring major changes to the Middle East. In his new memoir, Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, Ayub Nuri tells of growing up in Halabja under Saddam Hussein's regime. Called "a truth more devastating than fiction" by Foreword Reviews, the book gives us an eye-witness account of a people without a recognized nation. 

"The idea of the referendum is for Kurdistan to be a force for good." - Ayub Nuri on CBC's The Current 

"Kurds have a long list of reasons for seeking independence." - Nuri, Public Radio International 

"I hope my book sheds some light on our cause." - Nuri in Quill & Quire

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Don't miss Ayub Nuri at Ben McNally Books on Tuesday, October 10th (6-8 pm)!