Louis Yako

Louis Yako, PhD, is an independent Iraqi-American anthropologist, writer, poet, and journalist.

20 Postcard Notes From Iraq: With Love in the Age of COVID-19

America Has Always Been Burning with Racism: Who is the Enemy?

Language as a Prison: Why Do We Fall in Love?

Working in America: Paychecks for Silence

From Citizens to Customers: the Corporate Customer Service Culture in America 

Celebrating the Wounds of Exile with Poetry

2018 Won’t be New or Happy, Either!

Post-War Language: Death and Exile in Iraqi Literature After 2003

Iraqi Voices Reflecting on Home, Exile, and the Future

The Road to Understanding Syria Goes Through Iraq

Remembering Rasul Gamzatov: The Poet of the People

Can Westerners Help Refugees from War-torn Countries?

I Have Nothing “Newsworthy” to Report this Week

Dubai Transit

We Live in One World Not Three Worlds

Why We Should be Thankful for Trump’s Muslim Ban Comments

To a Courageous Palestinian Mother

From Iraq to Ireland: Heather Flowers and Mutual Human Experiences

Paying My Debt to Greece

Memories of the UN Iraq Embargo

The Dangers of Being Charlie Hebdo

Academia Deserves its Crisis

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