A short diary of living in Baghdad at the height of the ISIS movement
A condensed collection of diary extracts written into an article. I wrote it for a financial times competition, but it didn’t make it in. It is an account of the events leading up to the intervention of ISIS.
After narrowly surviving eleven years of brutal conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, I went on to write my first novel in Baghdad at the peak of the Islamic state movement. I now work in television, write, and film.