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Author and Artist Paul Batou Shares His Last Thoughts on Iraq
By Ann Bahri :: Monday, March 26, 2007 :: 16655 Views :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment

California, USA –  Mesopotamia was once known as the greatest civilization on earth. But invasions, wars and sanctions have lead to the destruction remarkable civilization. Author and internationally renowned artist Paul Batou shares his thoughts, and insights about the destruction of Mesopotamia in his book, My Last Thoughts on Iraq.

This book is a collection of the author’s memories and experiences as an artist. Batou shares his reactions to the suffering and sadness, which has long plagued Mesopotamia through poetry that clearly expresses the pain, humiliation, and destruction of a once great civilization. My Last Thoughts on Iraq reveals the state of fear in Iraq, the wars, invasions and sanctions that led to the decay of modern Baghdad and the suffering of its citizens around the world.

My Last Thoughts on Iraq is a timely book that will give readers a glimpse inside Iraq during its most troubled times. Iraq at present is still at turmoil and Batou offers brilliant insight into the turmoil, its people and its gradual destruction. This book rivets the reader and shares a deeper understanding and context to the tumultuous situation contrasting the media’s often-colored view of the news.

To order the book visitors can call 888-795-4274 ext 7876 or visit www.paulbatou.com 

About the Author
Paul Batou, a native Iraqi artist, received a degree in pharmacy in 1982 from the University of Baghdad. While in school, Paul worked and was inspired by many teachers and artists studying at the University. In 1980, he had his first art show in Baghdad. During his years spent in Baghdad, Paul placed his art in several galleries, learned to play the guitar, and was forced into service during the Iraq-Iran war as a medic. In 1989, he fled Iraq with his family and  moved to Los Angeles. In the United States, Paul continues to create art and write poems that inspire all those close to him. As a father, an uncle, an artist, and a pharmacist, Paul has achieved the admiration and respect of all those around him.