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“Dahlia, come here,” my father called.
I was upstairs in my parents’ house, during the winter break of my sophomore year at Swarthmore College. On the East Coast it was 5 p.m., Jan. 16, 1991. In Iraq – my father’s birthplace and homeland of my paternal family – it was 1 a.m., Jan. 17. I went to the balcony overlooking the family room.
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