Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq.pdf

Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq

Jean Sasson

Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other is acclaimed as the first true Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly forty years, her mother an important politician. When Saddam Hussein and his Baath party seized power, and instituted his reign of terror, Mayada found herself alone in Baghdad, a divorced parent of two children, earning a meagre living printing brochures. Until one morning in August 1999 she was summarily arrested and dragged to the notorious Baladiyat Prison, falsely accused of printing anti-government propaganda.

There she was thrown into a cell with 17 shadow women. Like latter-day Sherezades, these women passed their days, while waiting for the next interrogation and torture session, telling each other their stories. They were eager to hear Mayadas stories of her privileged former life, of the history of her proud family, of kings and queens, of meetings with Saddam himself.

Not only the story of a woman intimately connected to Iraqs cultured, ancient history, this book is a powerful witness to the terror and horror wrought by Saddam on the lives and souls of its ordinary citizens.

Sayfa Sayısı: 416

Baskı Yılı: 2004

Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Bantam Press

Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family One grandfatherfought alongside Lawrence of Arabia The other is acclaimed as the first trueArab nationalist Her ... While exploring the troubles of Princess Sultana's daughters, Sultana and Sasson never tire in their quest to expose the injustices ... Mayada, Daughter of Iraq.

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9780553816402 ISBN
Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq.pdf


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Sofi Voighua

Image Credit: Gulf News Dubai: Mayada Al Askari, also known as the Daughter of Iraq, passed away on Tuesday morning after her battle with cancer at the age of 60.

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Her bestselling book, Mayada, Daughter of Iraq was a result of that trip. Living in ... Jean returned to the topic of the Iraqi invasion and occupation of Kuwait with ... 12 Aug 2012 ... The true story of Mayada Al Askari, a woman born into a powerful family of Iraq. She had illustrious paternal and maternal grandfathers, and was ...