Amir Al-Azraki

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Amir Al-Azraki is an Arab-Canadian playwright, literary translator, Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner, regional managing editor at The Theatre Times, 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 translator of Africanism: Blacks in the Medieval Arab Imaginary, 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. Al-Azraki's current research explores theatre in post-war Iraq, the depiction of Americans in post-colonial Iraqi literature, and Afro-Iraqi rituals and heritage.