“A Homespun Love”

Alicia Partnoy

is an associate professor of Spanish at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She is a poet, memoirist, and human rights activist.

At a mass grave on the outskirts of Koreme in Iraqi Kurdistan, a woman mourns her brother and husband. Estimates of 60,000-80,000 people, mostly Kurdish, disappeared or were executed during the 1988 Iraqi Anfal campaign.
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December 12th, 2016

Alicia Partnoy reads her poem “A Homespun Love”

At a mass grave on the outskirts of Koreme in Iraqi Kurdistan, a woman mourns her brother and husband. Estimates of 60,000-80,000 people, mostly Kurdish, disappeared or were executed during the 1988 Iraqi Anfal campaign.
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December 12th, 2016

Alicia Partnoy reads her poem “Epitaph”

At a mass grave on the outskirts of Koreme in Iraqi Kurdistan, a woman mourns her brother and husband. Estimates of 60,000-80,000 people, mostly Kurdish, disappeared or were executed during the 1988 Iraqi Anfal campaign.
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December 12th, 2016

Alicia Partnoy reads her poem “Testimony”

At a mass grave on the outskirts of Koreme in Iraqi Kurdistan, a woman mourns her brother and husband. Estimates of 60,000-80,000 people, mostly Kurdish, disappeared or were executed during the 1988 Iraqi Anfal campaign.
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December 12th, 2016

Alicia Partnoy reads her poem “Survivor”

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September 1st, 2016

A powerful love is often quiet in its intensity. Alicia Partnoy reads her poem, a love note to love.

At a mass grave on the outskirts of Koreme in Iraqi Kurdistan, a woman mourns her brother and husband. Estimates of 60,000-80,000 people, mostly Kurdish, disappeared or were executed during the 1988 Iraqi Anfal campaign.
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April 15th, 2010

The legacy of Argentina’s Dirty War lives on in the children of those who disappeared. Portraits of those who remain, and poetry from one who survived.