It was while in the depths of writing her Master’s thesis that Tara Najim was moved to write a book, a memoir to be exact. That desire turned into three years of interviews and writing and editing. The final result — a powerful book titled “The Brothers of Baghdad”.
The book, Tara explained while on the set of “The Means Report”, is filled with true accounts of two Iraqi brothers — Mohammed and Kadhim. Their names have been changed for understandable reasons, but the facts of their encounters remain. Both brothers, now US citizens, could be consider heroes. Mohammed served as one of the first Iraqi interpreters for the US Armed Forces. Meanwhile, his brother Kadhim — still a medical student at the time — worked as a doctor, saving lives, even as many others fled. Both brothers risked their own lives to save the lives of countless Americans.
Fluent in formal Arabic, as well as several dialects, Tara is a fascinating guest and a wealth of knowledge. Her book delves into a multitude of facets, filled with love, religion, action. And she makes the stories of Mohammed and Kadhim come alive on the pages of her book.