Artist Emily PrinceÂ has a show going on at London’s Saatchi Gallery called
The idea for the show is as simple as it is powerful: to sketch the faces of American casualties of war in the Middle East.Â
In conjunction with Ms. Prince’s work, CultureKiosque also reviewed my book, “Heart of War: Soldiers’ Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq.”Â They said:
“Damon DiMarco has assembled an unflinching compilation â€” first person narratives of returning military personnel â€” that personalizes Americaâ€™s involvement in Iraq in a manner all-too-rarely covered by mainstream media. Ignorance, political duplicity, corporate greed and corruption, incompetence, right-wing cynicism, marital infidelity, sexual abuse and the dishearteningly widespread indifference to the existential and medical needs of war veterans are among the issues documented here. Whether voiced by naÃ¯ve farm kids, street smart city dwellers or the sons and daughters of Americaâ€™s elite, the accounts of horrors, brutality and pathos are relentless and devastating.
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