‘Come With Me, Hiba’ By Zainab Saleh

A young girl is told a story by her mother about a woman in her village who committed suicide due to her husband’s lack of awareness to how his joke made her feel. The young girl is reminded of her purpose as both an Iraqi woman and an individual living in America, reminded of how her dual identity plays out as she tries to grasp onto Hiba, one of the only stories that reminds her that she is Iraqi, forever.

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