Saddam City

By Mahmoud Saeed and Mahmud Sa'id

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One morning Mustafa Ali Noman, a teacher in Baghdad, is arrested as he reaches the school gates. For the next 15 months he is brutally interrogated and barred from contacting his family. The question of guilt or innocence clearly irrelevant, Mustafa must fight to retain a grip on reality. 'How do I know that I am not dreaming this?' he asks.

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Price: $12.95  $11.91
Publisher: Saqi Books
Published Date: March 01, 2005
Pages: 130
Dimensions: 5.35 X 0.43 X 7.15 inches | 0.33 pounds
ISBN: 9780863563508
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About the Author

Mahmoud Saeed, a prominent and prolific Iraqi novelist, has written more than twenty novels and short story collections. He lived in Iraq until 1985, suffering imprisonment and the banning of some of his novels.


"'... bracingly convincing ... a simply beautiful, though inevitably harrowing, tale."--"Independent on Sunday" (25/04/04)
"Compelling ... close in tone to the work of Primo Levi ... a bruising account of the brutally arbitrary way in which life can be derailed under dictatorship."--"Bookmunch"