BOOK

Mosul Memoir Project

  • Reckoning in the Rubble is a memoir-style story and series of essays, from the front-lines during the battle for Mosul -  examining the aftermath of war, awakening to self-actualization and healing. It will explore themes such as tribalism, the sacred self, accountability and the idea that everything is spiritual - through the lens of a female war correspondent who found her arc and restorative voice, defining how we all belong in the world.

  • I am anticipating the manuscript will be 50,000-60,000 words and aim to have the first draft completed by end of June to Mid-July.

  • This work is currently being written, self-funded and looking to publishing opportunities. If you are interested in the content, as an Editor, or for shorter essays and OpEds, please contact me directly.



VIDEO reel. Mosul Memoir Project.

And yet, there, in the silence of a broken space, thousands of miles away in a high desert of an Eastern church, and in the aftermath of war, something struck me. I prayed a dangerous prayer…
— From "Reckoning in the Rubble"

AUDIO: Bonds made on the front-line. PHOTO: outside Mosul, April 2017 w/ Danish reporter & dear friend Anne Alling.

PHOTO: Batnayah, November 2016, Just North of MOSUL, days after it was liberated from Daesh by Kurdish Peshmerga

PHOTO: Batnayah, November 2016, Just North of MOSUL, days after it was liberated from Daesh by Kurdish Peshmerga

I’ve worked with Ash on the frontlines for peace for years. She’s risked her life—lost her life, in fact—to tell these stories and help us all. Books like this get pigeoned-holed as “war books”. But this isn’t about Iraq or ISIS. We’re all at war. We all need to lose our life to be reborn. I believe in Ash, and I need this book. I think we all do.
— Donor from an Int'l Org Operating in Iraq.