Books set in Iraq (7)


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Absent : A Novel by Betool Khedairi EN

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Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
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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 translated by Jonathan Wright EN

Rating: 4     11 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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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 Madman of Freedom Square by Ḥasan Balāsim EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
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