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Saddam City

Author: Maḥmūd Saʻīd; Ahmad Sadri
Publisher: London : Saqi, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One morning Mustafa Ali Norman, a teacher in Baghdad, is arrested as he reaches the school gates. For the next fifteen months he witnesses harrowing scenes of torture as he himself is brutally interrogated, shuttled from prison to prison and barred from contacting his family. The question of his guilt or innocence clearly irrelevant, Mustafa must fight to retain a grip on reality: 'How do I know that I am not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saʻīd, Maḥmūd, 1938-
Saddam City.
London : Saqi, 2004
(OCoLC)646888204
Named Person: Saddam Hussein; Saddam Hussein
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maḥmūd Saʻīd; Ahmad Sadri
ISBN: 0863563503 9780863563508
OCLC Number: 56366688
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Description: 130 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mahmoud Saeed ; translated from the Arabic by Ahmad Sadri.
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One morning Mustafa Ali Noman, a teacher in Baghdad, is arrested as he reaches the school gates. For the next 15 months he is brutally interrogated and barred from contacting his family. The question  Read more...

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' ... bracingly convincing ... a simply beautiful, though inevitably harrowing, tale.' Independent on Sunday (25/04/04) 'Mahmoud Saeed's devastating novel evokes the works of Kafka, Solzhenitsyn and Read more...

 
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