Born in Baghdad to an ancient lineage called the Chaldeans (Neo-Babylonians who still speak Aramaic), Weam Namou is an Eric Hoffer award-winning author of 16 books, an international multi award-winning filmmaker, journalist, poet, and an Ambassador for the Authors Guild of America [Detroit Chapter], the nation’s oldest and largest writing organization. She’s the Executive Director of the Chaldean Cultural Center, which houses the first and only Chaldean Museum in the world. Her two feature films have earnerd her over a dozen awards from film festvials all around the world such as in New York, France, Sweden, Italy, India, and elsewhere. She wrote and directed Pomegranate, the first Iraqi American feature film.
Weam hosts a half-hour weekly TV show, and she’s the founder of The Path of Consciousness, a spiritual and writing community, and Unique Voices in Films, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.Read More
Pomegranate is Weam's newest and 14th book! Weam's books have received acclaimed reviews by Publishes Weekly and one of them, The Great American Family: A Story of Political Disenchantment, won an Eric Hoffer Book Award.