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Mayada By Jean Sasson

Mayada by Jean Sasson

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Not only the story of a woman intimately connected to Iraq's cultured, ancient history, this title also offers a powerful witness to the terror and horror wrought by Saddam on the lives and souls of its ordinary citizens.

Mayada Summary

Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq by Jean Sasson

Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other is acclaimed as the first true Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly 40 years, her mother an important politician. When Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath party seized power, and instituted his reign of terror, Mayada found herself alone in Baghdad, a divorced parent of two children, earning a meagre living printing brochures. Until one morning in August 1999 she was summarily arrested and dragged to the notorious Baladiyat Prison, falsely accused of printing anti-government propaganda. There she was thrown into a cell with 17 "shadow women". Like latter-day Sherezades, these women passed their days, while waiting for the next interrogation and torture session, telling each other their stories. They were eager to hear Mayada's stories of her privileged former life, of the history of her proud family, of kings and queens, of meetings with Saddam himself. Not only the story of a woman intimately connected to Iraq's cultured, ancient history, this book also offers a powerful witness to the terror and horror wrought by Saddam on the lives and souls of its ordinary citizens.

Mayada Reviews

The author of the bestsellers Princess, Daughter of Arabia and Desert Royal lived in Saudi Arabia for 12 years, and has now written the story of Mayada, who was imprisoned in Saddam Hussein's torture gaol. Mayada's grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia and her uncle was Prime Minister for almost 40 years, while her mother was a leading politician. Mayada was arrested in August 1999 and taken to the notorious Baladiyat Prison, where she was falsely accused of printing anti-government literature. She was incarcerated in a cell with 17 other women and was tortured by the guards. I have only seen a part of this remarkable story, but it is clear that it is a powerful piece of work, and a testament to the horrors of Saddam's reign. Another big seller for this author.

About Jean Sasson

Jean Sasson is the author of the worldwide bestsellers Princess, Daughters of Arabia, Desert Royal and Mayada, Daughter of Iraq. She lived in Saudi Arabia for twelve years before moving back to the USA in 1990. She has recently returned to live in the Middle East.

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GOR002943802
9780385607261
0385607261
Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq by Jean Sasson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2003-10-13
336
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