LitBirthdays March 18 – 24, 2012

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March is

Women’s History


March 18

Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah (Dana Elaine Owens) (b. 1970) – U.S. rapper, actor, singer – Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom (2010)

Read about Queen Latifah here

Watch the music video U.N.I.T.Y. here

Born March 18

Luc Besson (b. 1959) – French film director, screenwriter – The Transporter (2002)

Christa Wolf, German novelist (b. 1929)

John Updike, U.S. novelist (b. 1932) 

March 19

Dunya Mikhail 2

Dunya Mikhail (born March 19, 1965) Iraqi poet and journalist

Read about Dunya Mikhail here and here

An excerpt from a 2017 interview with Dunya Mikhail

My new book contains real stories of women who escaped ISIS, with photos. I learned about these stories from the person who saved them, Abdalla. So far he has saved 260 women, although his own sister is not among them. After one year of phone conversations, I met him, his family, and other survivors in the camps in Dohuk. He was originally a beekeeper in Sinjar, the area that was invaded by ISIS on August 3, 2014. ISIS, coming on the caliphate vehicles with their black flags, took around 6,500 people as prisoners of war. They killed the men and the elderly women and took the young women as sex slaves. The women were sold and exchanged, as if they were items from a store. While trying to save his niece, Abdalla developed a network of drivers and smugglers to save more and more families. His original work with the honey trade between Iraq and Syria helped him in his new job.

Born March 19

John Burnside (b. 1955) – Scottish novelist, poet

Valerio Zurlini, Italian filmmaker, screenwriter (b. 1926)

Philip Roth, U.S. novelist (b. 1933)

March 20

Born March 20

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (b. 43 BCE) – Roman poet

Vera Panova (b. 1905) – Russian novelist, journalist

Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell (b. 1845) – U.S. classical historian

March 21

Born March 21

Ved Mehta (b. 1934) – Indian-U.S. essayist, autobiographer

Phyllis McGinley (b. 1905) – U.S. poet, children’s book writer

March 22

Born March 22

Beverley Knight (b. 1973) – U.K. singer/songwriter

Louis L’Amour Lawrence Dearborn LaMoore (b. 1908)- U.S. novelist, “Western” stories

March 23

Born March 23

Plantu (Jean Plantureux) (b. 1951) – French cartoonist / political satirist

Emmy Noether (b. 1882) – German mathematician – Noether’s Theorem

Akira Kurosawa (b. 1910) – Japanese film director, screenwriter

March 24

Born March 24

Kate (Catherine Merrial) Webb (b. 1943) – New Zealand journalist / war correspondent

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919) – U.S. poet

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