National Press Club

Sisters in War

November 17, 2009

About This Video

Run time: 61 minutes

Christina Asquith talked about her book Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq (Random House; September 29, 2009). In her book she tells the story of two Iraqi sisters, a Palestinian-American women's rights activist, and a female U.S. soldier struggling to bring women's rights to Iraq. Ms. Asquith, who spent many years reporting in the Middle East, spent two years in Iraq from 2003-2005. She is also the author of The Emergency Teacher: A Year Inside Philadelphia’s Toughest School (Skyhorse Press, 2007) and The Spinsters’ War: A Story of Women, Life and Death in Iraq (Random House, 2009).