Hameeda Al-Bassam

Hameeda Al-Bassam is an Iraqi librarian, a woman who is physically disabled as a result of the violence in Iraq. She operates a small, private library in service to intellectuals and academics. The Alive in Baghdad video blog has an interesting video interview with her, where she talks about working as a librarian under the current conditions and about her intellectual life.

Thanks to Susan Maret for sharing this link with the PLG list.