Growing up in Britain, I knew nothing of the many crimes the British Empire had committed against my Iraqi ancestors.
Ruqaya Izzidien is a British-Iraqi freelance writer specialising in social and cultural affairs. Her work has been published in The New York Times, th... e Guardian, the BBC and Al Jazeera English, and her upcoming novel is entitled The Watermelon Boys.
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