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"Iraqi in the UK"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (127 of 175)
Location: Oxford, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 258,443 - Total Helpful Votes: 127 of 175
Echoes from the Dead Zone: Across the Cyprus Divid&hellip by Yiannis Papadakis
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerously enjoyable, 9 Jun 2013
I visit Cyprus every 6 months to teach medical and nursing staff and treat disabled patients with spinal cord injuries. I read several books previously on the subject of the divide and the background to the troubles to understand why this country remains divided. I heard the usual stories from both sides although like the author I am based on the Greek side. On a recent working visit to Cyprus a patient of mine gave me this book as a token of gratitude. Although not a history book I must say that I enjoyed reading it enormously. Informative and very funny and the author has intelligently structured it. I could not put it down.... Do not miss it. I started to understand Cyprus much better… Read more
Europe Through Arab Eyes, 1578-1727 by Nabil Matar
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 6 May 2012
Another excellent work by Nabil Matar

Well researched and highly commendable effort. Part I is an introduction, general description of the background, and discussion of the available records of Muslim captives and travellers in Europe. There is a fascinating account about the diplomatic missions from the Middle East and North Africa to European kingdoms.

Ahmad Ibn Qasim Al-Hajari, a Morisco refugee born in Grenada in 1570 under Spanish rule, well educated in Islamic studies and versed in the Bible and Christian theology, who was kicked out in the mass expulsion of Muslims by the Spanish inquisition under Philip III in 1609, travelled to Morocco and ended up being… Read more
Angels Among Us. . .Even in Iraq by Diane Hassan
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 13 Feb 2011
I could not drop this book at all until I finished it in less than 2 days.

This is a true story of survival, faith, love and humanity. The author is more courageous and tough than many. The ordeals, dangers, and near misses that the she endured were probably much more than the average girl could ever imagine. Faith and dedication kept the author going through very hard, rough and dangerous times. The book reflects a genuine display of great love and sense of responsibility to all creatures and mankind. There are real stories of exceptional humane gestures and acts from various caring persons under a tyrant regime. This shows a strong bond of true love and faith.

The… Read more