Farewell to Dejla: Stories of Iraqi Jews at Home and in Exile

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Academy Chicago Publishers, 2009 - Fiction - 202 pages
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Elucidating the sombre diaspora of Iraqi Jews, this collection of stories explores the migration of a people escaping oppression, only to be confronted with the difficult realities of new nations and customs. Sadka's work spans Iraq, Israel and the US, portraying characters struggling to cope with drastic social changes.

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Little is known about the Jewish Diaspora from the Arab World. This collection of moving stories, describes the hardships and tribulations of families who were uprooted from their homes in Baghdad and ... Read full review

Contents

The Status Quo
3
Shoula and the Moslem Man
9
The Rooster Crows
19
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Tova Murad Sadka grew up in Baghdad and immigrated to Israel in 1951 and then to the U.S. in 1967. She has been a correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Davar and freelance correspondent for other newspapers. A graduate from The Hebrew University, Israel in Jerusalem and from Queens College, NY, in English Writing, she published two historical novels No Way Back and The Star and Baghdad Scimitar. Presently, Tova Murad Sadka lives in Long Island, New York.

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