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Rain over Baghdad

Rain over Baghdad

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Paperback, Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9789774165887, ISBN10 9774165888
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Paperback, Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9789774165887, ISBN10 9774165888

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Paperback, Amer Univ in Cairo Pr, 2014, ISBN13 9789774165887, ISBN10 9774165888

What was it like to live in Iraq before the earth-shaking events of the end of the twentieth century? The mid seventies to the late eighties witnessed Saddam Hussein's rise to power, the establishment of Kurdish autonomy in the north, and the Iraq-Iran war. It also brought an influx of oil wealth, following the 1973 war and the spike in oil prices, and a parallel influx of Arab talent, including many Egyptians, as the Egyptian left became disenchanted with Sadat. The massive migration also extended to workers and peasants, some of whom created an entire Egyptian village just outside Baghdad.
We witness all of this and more through the eyes of an Egyptian woman married to an engineer working in Iraq. The narrator, who works for an Egyptian magazine's bureau in the Iraqi capital, has a behind-the-scenes view of what was really happening at a critical juncture in the history of the region. Moreover, she has a mystery to solve: an Iraqi woman from the marshes in the south of Iraq, who is also a communist journalist, has disappeared, and as the mystery unfolds we learn of her love for an older Egyptian Marxist journalist. This is Iraq before and beyond Saddam, Iraq as the Arabs knew it, in the lives of interesting people living in a vibrant country before the attempted annexation of Kuwait and the American invasion. This is the Iraq that was

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Number of Pages: 480
Original Languages: English
Author: Wahab, Farouk Abdel ,  El Badry, Hala
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Publication Date: June, 2014
ISBN-13: 9789774165887
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 9774165888
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