The Kiss of Saddam

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
One woman's extraordinary story of life, love and her fight for freedom. After growing up in a privileged and cosmopolitan Iraq during the 1950s and 1960s, Selma Masson is plunged into a world of despair and intrigue when she discovers first-hand the brutality of her country's dictator. While Iraqi Ambassador to Spain, her husband is imprisoned and tortured by the Hussein government--for Selma, securing his freedom will mean an unforgettable encounter with Saddam Hussein. Now an Australian citizen, Selma is ready to tell her story to Michelle McDonald--this book grew out of the friendship between these two women from very different cultures. The Kiss of Saddam takes you on Selma's incredible journey, drawing an evocative picture of life in Iraq. It shows just what one woman will do to save the people she loves.
 

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Contents

chapter one
1
chapter two
7
chapter three
21
chapter four
41
chapter five
55
chapter six
69
chapter seven
77
chapter eight
95
chapter twelve
C-159
chapter thirteen
C-171
chapter fourteen
C-177
chapter fifteen
C-189
chapter sixteen
C-197
chapter seventeen
C-203
chapter eighteen
C-223
chapter nineteen
C-233

chapter nine
111
chapter ten
127
chapter eleven
C-145
postscript
C-245
acknowledgements
C-247
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