Baghdad Mon Amour: Selected Writings of Salah Al Hamdani
Baghdad, Mon Amouris a memoir by Salah Al Hamdani centered on his imprisonment under Saddam Hussein, his subsequent exile in France for more than thirty years, and his emotional return to Baghdad and seeing his family again after all those years with feelings of tremendous joy but also guilt for having "abandoned" them. The beauty of Al Hamdani's prose and poetry is skillfully captured in Sonia Alland's translation.
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In this selection of prose and poems, poet and actor Hamdani depicts his journey out of Iraq to exile in France and back to his birthplace some 30 years later. Between these two epochs, stories of ... Read full review