- Al Nemeqi
Al Nemeqi (The City of Wisdom) is an edited poetry collection reflecting the ethnocultural, religious and linguistic diversity of Mosul - ancient Nineveh.
This collection is edited by one of Mosul's respected poets, Jameel Al-Jameel and this is his way of fighting back against racism and ethno-religious intolerance, which dominated the city during the ISIS occupation. This is his way of highlighting the city's rich mosaic, which is shining through the poetry of Mosul's foremost poets; irrespective of language, ethnicity and religion. The collection contains the poetry of Assyrian, Arabic, Kurdish, Turkmani, Yezidi and Shabak poets - some in their original language along with an Arabic translation.
This book is a must for anyone interest in Mosul, and Iraq in general, before and post ISIS; and/or Iraq's rich and diverse minorities.