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Recommended books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Iraq. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi translated by Jonathan Wright EN

Rating: 3.9     18 Votes
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
Description:
*Man Booker International Prize finalist* “Brave and ingenious.” —The New York Times “Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.” —Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment “Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read.” —Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the pa... continue
Recommended: 28 Apr 2018

2.

The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

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The Last Girl : My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski EN

Rating: 4.1     10 Votes
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
Description:
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE • In this “courageous” (The Washington Post) memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. On August 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Islamic State militants massacred the people of her village, exe... continue
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Recommended: 25 May 2022


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