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 and a multi-award-winning filmmaker. Her two feature films which she wrote and directed, The Great American Family (a documentary) and Pomegranate (a feature narrative) have won over two dozen awards from around the world including New York, California, New Orleans, France, Amsterdam, Sweden, Italy, and India.
Weam’s essays, articles, and poetry have been published by national and international publications including, World Literature Today, Acumen [England], and the Transnational [Germany]. A keynote speaker, she has given readings, lectures, and workshops at numerous cultural and educational institutions. In 2012, Erootha, a local arts organization, honored her with an Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award. She 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.