About the Kurds

The current situation in Kurdish Iraq is volatile, and the entire region is in a state of flux. Few books are available; those that exist quickly become dated. Here are a few suggested resources:

  • Ekurd.net — a good Internet resource for breaking news affecting the Kurdish people.
  • Rudaw.net/english — another excellent site for up-to-the-minute reports.
  • A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts: Journeys in Kurdistan by Christiane Bird, published in 2004, an in-depth review of the history and conditions of Kurds in Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria.