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The heart of intellectual Iraq was Mutannabi Street, the booksellers' alley in Baghdad. But it was bombed in March this year. "Aloud at Central Library" will memorialize Mutannabi Street with readings and music on November 19. KCRW explores literature's place in Iraqi culture, as General Manager Ruth Seymour speaks to NPR's Deborah Amos, her Iraqi translator, and local bookseller Doug Dutton.

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Sarah Spitz

Guest Interview Mutannabi Street: Literature in Iraqi Culture

Guests:
Deborah Amos, Foreign Correspondent, National Public Radio
Doug Dutton, owner of Dutton's Brentwood
Abdullah Arif, Former translator in Iraq

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