The Flavor Of Cultures

Mervat was born in Iraq as a minority Christian and in the late 1970s and came to America at age two. Torn between her cultural heritage which dates back over 7300 years and the new land of freedom and opportunity, she watches friends live an Americanized lifestyle while she clings onto Middle Eastern traditions, all along yearning for the courage to follow her own path. More

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About Weam Namou

Born in Baghdad, Iraq as a minority Christian, Weam Namou came to American at age ten. She is an award-winning author of eight books - three novels, one poetry book, and the Iraqi Americans Book Series. Her recent memoir series about her experience with Lynn Andrews' 4-year shamanism school reveals how the school's ancient teachings helped her heal old wounds and manifest her dreams.

Namou received her Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Wayne State University. She studied fiction and memoir through various correspondence courses, poetry in Prague and screenwriting at MPI (Motion Picture Institute of Michigan). Her essays, articles and poetry have appeared in national and international publications. As the co-founder and president of IAA (Iraqi Artists Association), Namou has given poetry readings, lectures and workshops at numerous cultural and educational institutions. In 2012, she won a lifetime achievement award from E'Rootha.

Her rich Babylonian heritage, her educational background, her apprenticeships with spiritual masters, and her travels around the world have helped her make connections with people from different walks of life - Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, British, Portuguese, Czechs, Israeli, Mexican, Moroccan, Tunisian, Jordanian... the list goes on. Namou hopes to pass on her cultural and spiritual teachings to her readers.

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