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11 popular iraqi books
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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Absent : A Novel by Betool Khedairi EN

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Dalal is a young woman living in a crowded Baghdad apartment with the childless aunt and uncle who raised her. In the same building, Umm Mazin, a fortune-teller, offers her customers cures for their physical and romantic ailments, Saad the hairdresser attends to a dwindling number of female customers, and Ilham, a nurse, escapes the stark realities of her hospital job in dreams of her long-lost French mother. Despite the damaging effects of bombings and international sanctions on their world, all the residents try to maintain normal lives. Hoping to bring in much-needed cash by selling honey, ... continue

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Dedos de dátiles

Dedos de dátiles by Muḥsin Ramlī ES

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
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Han transcurrido diez años desde que Selim, un exiliado iraquí que trabaja en Madrid, huyó de la dictadura, la guerra, y las estrictas tradiciones familiares y religiosas de su país. Su tranquila vida se ve alterada el día en que se encuentra con su padre, de quien no había tenido noticias durante años, ahora convertido en un irreconocible personaje. La religión, la guerra, la muerte y el amor sirven como base para presentar conflictos sociales o morales con una espléndida sensibilidad poética. El autor manifiesta aqu&iacut... continue

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Fragmentos de Bagdad by Sinan Antoon ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
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Cuando Yúsuf se detiene a contemplar sus viejas fotografías se dice a sí mismo que tiene «más de ochenta años, la mayor parte de los cuales son pasado». Que él, a fin de cuentas, está hecho de pasado, y no hace sino pensar en su juventud, en su familia descompuesta y en sus amores huidos. Pero también piensa en su ciudad… Bagdad es atentados, pero no solo. Bagdad es fanatismo, pero no solo. Bagdad es exaltación, pero no solo. La capital de Irak también ha sabido brillar. Por su parte, Maha, al escuchar a ... continue

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Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi EN

Rating: 4 (16 votes)
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
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*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

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God in Pink : A Novel by Hasan Namir EN

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A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year Lambda Literary Award winner The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died, and who lives under the close scrutiny of his strict brother and sister-in-law. They exert pressure on him to find a wife, leaving him anguished and struggling to find a balance between his sexuality, religion, and culture. Desperate for counsel, he seeks the advice of Ammar, a sheikh at a local mosque, whose tolerance is challenged by the contradictions betwe... continue

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I Stared at the Night of the City by Bakhtiyar Ali EN

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Iraqi Kurdistan at the turn of the twenty-first century is a territory ruled by strongmen, revolutionaries, fixers, bureaucrats and the "Barons," who control everything from livestock and land to Kurdish cultural life. Defying the absolute power wielded by the Barons, a band of friends led by a poet embarks on an odyssey to find the bodies of two lovers killed unjustly by the authorities. The Barons respond by attempting to crush these would-be avengers, though their real war is waged against the imagination itself - despite the fact that imagination in its myriad forms is a prized, elusive co... continue

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The Baghdad Blog by Salam Pax EN

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This volume collects together Salam Pax's writings to tell the story of the war in Iraq from inside that besieged country. It provides a gripping perspective on the conflict and its aftermath.

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

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The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before. Here is a world not only of soldiers and assassins, hostages and car bombers, refugees and terrorists

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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Sin-Leqi-Unninni EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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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: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
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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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