Monday, July 30, 2007


So I was just discussing favourite blogs to visit with a friend over a pho dinner, and we came around to Bagdhad Burning, which is listed under our own Link-O-Rama. We both noticed that the blogger hasn't posted since April 26, 2007.

In her last post, she talked about the Wall in Iraq that was being built and the fact that she and her family felt compelled to leave:

"It's difficult to decide which is more frightening- car bombs and militias, or having to leave everything you know and love, to some unspecified place for a future where nothing is certain."

She hasn't posted since.

She blogged about the Iraqi occupation in which she lived and reported on what was happening over there from her perspective. The things she wrote about, like the Rape of Sabrine, were heartwrenching and difficult to read. But I'm glad that someone was making this information available, so that this war is not white-washed for those of us millions of miles away, who may otherwise have to rely on CNN (snort).

I realize, as she articulated, that her move away would clearly be riddled with hurdles, but since it has been about three months since her last post, I am left to wonder what has happened to her since. Does anyone know? Is anyone aware of any updates? I am fairly new to her blog, as I've only recently cottoned on to it. I don't even know what her name is other than the fact that she blogs under River.

My friend is a big fan of her book, which until today I was not aware existed. She too is wondering why no one seems to making a big deal out of her absense from the blogworld. At least no big deals that I am aware of. Again, does anyone know? Can someone enlighten me?

I am concerned.


Daisy said...

What book do you refer to?

Came here from Feministe, loved your comments there.

Electric Furr said...

oh, thanks!

As to the book, I can't remember what my friend said the title was, but she said it came out a couple of years ago, and it was about her blog,which was how she found out it existed. so I imagine it was titled something related to Baghad Burning. I think I may go on a search for it myself.