“Toppling” Saddam Hussein in London: Media, Meaning, and the Construction of an Iraqi Diasporic Community


Friday, October 26, 12pm–1pm

Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College, 1st Floor, 101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Professor Zainab Saleh gives a lecture concerning the reactions of Iraqis in London during the coverage of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s statue during the US occupation of Iraq in 2003. Contending that the fall of the statue transformed the Iraqi communities from exilic ones to a single diasporic entity, intersecting with themes in Tania El Khoury’s work concerning immigrant solidarity and community formation.