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Amir Al-Azraki

Amir Al-Azraki
regional managing editor

Amir Al-Azraki is an Arab-Canadian playwright, literary translator, Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Studies in Islamic and Arab Cultures Program, Renison University College, University of Waterloo. Among his plays are: Waiting for Gilgamesh: Scenes from Iraq, The Mug, and The Widow. Al-Azraki is the author of The Discourse of War in Contemporary Theatre (in Arabic), co-editor and co-translator of Contemporary Plays from Iraq, “A Rehearsal for Revolution”: An Approach to Theatre of the Oppressed (in Arabic), and co-editor and co-translator of Arabic poetry by female poets in Consequence, The Common, Poetry Foundation and Talking Writing. His current work on anti-Black racism in the Arab world includes documenting Afro-Iraqi cultural heritage and using Theatre of the Oppressed to address anti-Black racism in primary schools in Basra, Iraq.

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