Iraqi Artists – How To Cope With Freedom?

Being an artist in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was to live under creative oppression, worrying about what was required to work or even survive. Many artists wonder if they will ever be able to develop their own voices after years of tyranny. “My professional life was lived during the years of Saddam Hussein. I developed my style of writing during these years and now it’s become my style, set in concrete. Maybe only the new generation can reclaim the Arabic language.”