Hidden in Plain Sight: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam Paperback – 24 Jul 2006
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Zainab later agreed to a marriage in America arranged by her mother, unaware that it was to save her from Saddam's growing affection. She found herself wed to an abusive stranger and fled. Stranded by the Gulf War, she put her life together again in the States, creating a global organisation to fight on behalf of female victims of war. Only when Alia was dying did Salbi realise that she had gone to war zones around the world asking other women for answers her mother had all along. This is a riveting quest for truth that explores the universal themes of power, fear and sexual subjugation.
Top Customer Reviews
The closeness of her family and the effect it had on them all constantly living in fear and never able to be themselves.
Anyone who ever had any doubt about Saddams regime and what it was like to live under it should read this book.
I thought this book was well worth reading and even more special that Zainab lived through it to put her efforts into helping other woman around the world affected by war.
A reminder of how lucky some of us are to live in a free world able to express ourselves without fear of retribution.