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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful story, important knowledge, 15 Mar 2012
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This review is from: The Sirens of Baghdad (Paperback)
A page-turner of a story of one young Iraq's life crumbling as his whole set of values are trampled on by careless and ignorant invaders. Powerful insight's into traditional Iraqi culture, and so well-written that the reader enters the world of a remote Iraqi village whose inhabitants at first pick up only glimpses of violence elsewhere after the fall of Saddam, suffers when the occupation eventually reaches that place and turns lives upside down, and experiences the hopelessness and squalor of a Bagdhad riven with violence, corruption and destruction. The best presentation I've read of Arab anger, the making of a terrorist and, importantly, the conflict within the Arab/Muslim world as to how to respond to Western arrogance and occupation. Highly recommended, not only for the fictional story but also for insights into the Middle East and the West's bungling attempts to control events there.
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