Mayada: Daughter of Iraq

By: Sasson, Jean

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304 pages. Covers have light creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Edges of pages are slightly foxed. Pages are reasonably tanned. Mayada Al-Askari was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia, the other is acclaimed as the first Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly forty years, her mother an important politician. When Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath 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 stinking cell already housing seventeen other 'shadow women'. Like latter-day Schehrazades, these women passed their days, while waiting for the next interrogation and torture session, telling each other their stories. They were eager to hear Mayada's 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 Iraq's cultured, ancient history, this book is a powerful witness to the terror and horror wrought by Saddam Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0385607261. ISBN/EAN: 9780385607261. Inventory No: 17080331. Paperback

Title: Mayada: Daughter of Iraq

Author: Sasson, Jean

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Publisher: Australia, Doubleday: 2003

ISBN Number: 0385607261

ISBN Number 13: 9780385607261

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

kg: 0.48 kg

Seller ID: 17080331

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