Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire
This new edition of Nine Parts of Desire includes a CD that is an elegantly enhanced audio version of the play with the full text performed by Heather Raffo. It features original music by both Iraqi and American musicians—Sahar Taha, Vocals, Omar Bashir on Oud, Amir ElSaffar on Santur, Johnny Farraj on Riq/Tambourine/Mazhar/Frame Drum—including Sahar Taha’s beautiful recording of “Che Mali Wali” from her album Baghdadiyat and “Flesh,” an original song by Amy Raasch.
Northwestern University Press, 6 x 9, 112 pp. ISBN 978-0-8101-2416-5 / $19.95