Weam Namou

Biography

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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Books

Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School (Book 4)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
In Book 4 of Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World, Weam Namou reveals the key experiences of her final year as an apprentice in Lynn Andrews’ four-year shamanic school. Once again, she shares some of the ways Lynn’s students learned to apply these rich spiritual resources in their own lives.
Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School (Book 3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,450. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ancient
Through the author’s journey, you will gain insight into these ancient holographic teachings where the past, present, and future exist simultaneously as our reality. This is a theory which goes back to the indigenous people who believed that we exist in a dream or illusion.
Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School (Book 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,140. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In Book 2 of Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World, Weam Namou takes you through the second year of her apprenticeship in Lynn Andrews’ four-year shamanic school. Once again, throughout Namou’s journey, you will find yourself in each page of this book as you witness how ancient teachings helped transform the life of a twenty-first century writer, wife, and mother.
The Great American Family: A Story of Political Disenchantment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,940. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Through the lens of a single case, Weam Namou touches on a number of important issues that are robbing American families from living the American dream: a criminal justice system that is based on greed and profit; big lies that lead to wars, sanctions, terrorism and other costly consequences; a democracy that is based on double standards.
Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World: My Life-Changing Journey Through a Shamanic School (Book 1)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,260. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Weam Namou's story, through Lynn V. Andrews' 4-year shamanic school, reveals how to track the events in your life that lead you to your individual truth. As you take her journey through Healing Wisdom for a Wounded World, you see yourself in each page and you witness how ancient teachings helped transform the life of a twenty-first century writer, wife, and mother.
Iraqi Americans: The Lives of the Artists
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,280. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
In this book, Namou wanted to honor artists of Mesopotamian ancestry by giving them the opportunity to share their incredible stories themselves rather than risk having others to do it for them. The 16 artists in this book are not victims, but victors over their lives, following their passions and finding ways to showcase it despite any and all challenges.
Iraqi Americans: Witnessing a Genocide
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,100. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Namou shares her visit to Iraq in 2000, where she embraced Easter with relatives, remembered her magical childhood in Baghdad, and enjoyed her ancestors’ town of Telkaif in Mosul. The trip, held dear to her heart and preserved through pictures of extravagant picnics, tours of ancient monasteries and other lively explorations, is soon drowned by the events that follow the 2003 US-led invasion.
I Am a Mute Iraqi with a Voice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Middle Eastern poetry
A collection of 76 poems which had been previously published in national and international journals. "Namou interrogates this split within herself, with poem after poem an attempt to reconcile memories of a life in Baghdad with the safety of suburban American life and see past the divisions of history to an impossibly fraught future." Trish Harris, founding editor of the Pea River Journal
Iraqi Americans: The War Generation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,840. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
A collection of 36 articles, with full color photos, which paint a picture of Iraqi Americans’ political and social situation and their struggles. Weam Namou writes, “The views that leaders, politicians and activists I interviewed had about Iraq and the United States fascinated me, especially since their views largely differed from, or were not found in, mainstream media."
The Feminine Art
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,320. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Middle Eastern
An arranged wedding takes a shape of its own as an aunt tries to find her American nephew the perfect bride in Iraq.
The Mismatched Braid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,660. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Middle Eastern
An Iraqi man flees Baghdad after the Gulf War and immigrates to Greece in the hopes of reaching America. When his American cousin visits him in Athens, he immediately falls in love with her. But is she, like America, too far from his reach?
The Flavor Of Cultures
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,800. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Middle Eastern
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.

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