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Book culture returns to Iraq's post-jihadist Mosul

Literary cafes, poetry readings and pavement bookstalls -- Mosul's cultural scene is back in business, months after Iraqi forces ousted the Islamic State group from the city following three years of jihadist rule. At the "Book Forum" cafe, men and women, young and old, sit passionately debating literature, music, politics and history. Drinking tea, coffee and juice, some smoke nargileh water pipes while an oud player takes the stage to accompany a poet about to read from his work.
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