Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq Topics for Discussion
Do you think the character of Riverbend is impartial in her account of the Occupation of Iraq? Why or why not?
Why is the narrator Riverbend scared to leave her house?
Describe what the practice of Ramadhan is and what Eid represents. What happens during this period? What does it signify for those partaking in it?
With reference to her own words on the subject, would you describe the blog of Baghdad Burning by Riverbend to be pro-American, Anti-American, neither or both? Discuss.
How does the use of a blog, and the format of the diary help the reader get more involved in the story? Are there any drawbacks to this kind of writing?
Did this account of the Iraqi conflict change your perception of the war? If so, why? Discuss how this book affected you.
What is the difference between a hijab, a berkha, and an Abaya? What is...