Shalash il 3iraqi..
Some of the best short-stories i read since the war..Were signed by Shalash il 3iraqi..
stories that come "right from the hood", with extremely simple characters, and extremely difficult language if you are not Iraqi but actually it's the language of the most simple people in Iraq, if you are a foreigner, you need to study Arabic for two years, and then Iraqi for 12 years, and then live among Iraqis for 20 years, to understand all the words he uses, yet, the content is so simple, speaks out the mind of the regular Iraqi person in the street, and very humorous too.
I always wanted to know where they come form and how they spread so quickly, not anymore though:
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's my honor to introduce http://shalashaliraqi.blogspot.com/ , gathered and published by Imad Khadduri.
The blog is in Arabic, I suggest you drop the idea of trying a translation program because it might get a severe headache and explode.
ps: you can also check the blog http://shalashreview.blogspot.com/ where he put the reviews and the articles other people wrote about the phenomena of Shalash il Iraqi..
and I thought I was the one with the biggest ego! haha:)