Weam Namou was born in Baghdad, Iraq as a minority Christian and came to America at age ten. The author of three novels, The Feminine Art, The Mismatched Braid and The Flavor of Cultures, she studied poetry in Prague and screenwriting at MPI (Motion Picture Institute of Michigan).
Namou has been interviewed by over 100 nationwide radio stations, and she has given poetry readings and speeches for the Green Party, Troy Public Library, Oakland Community College, Rochester Community College, at the RAWI Conference and at Madonna University’s Iraqi Cultural Week. Her poetry and articles have appeared in national and international publications.
The co-founder and president of IAA (Iraqi Artists Association), she is currently working on her first non-fiction book.