Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq Paperback – 1 Oct 2004
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Iraqi woman's true story of life inside Saddam Hussein's torture prisons, by the bestselling author of PRINCESSSee all Product Description
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Despite the author being obviously pro-US throughout the book, it is very well written book and depicts Mayada's life with dignity and respect.
The only downfall of this book is that there are so many books on sale at the moment that are 'true stories' about people's plights in difficult situations. This book could be easily overlooked because of this, which is a great shame.
Mayada life and aspects into the introduction of her family were excellent. I feel one needs to learn about the aspects and privelages a person has and how they deal with things their own way. The insight into the Sadam Hussian political system was interesting and very sad at times. This is just a small chapter in what went on in Iraq under sadam. It will be interesting to see how other people and families suffered in Iraq.
I found this book to be a smooth read. This was one of those hard to eplain books-that have a meaning that goes beyond certain adgenda's and political cruelty when playing games becomes normal for the people that give the pain. For the receiver it becomes the pain of leaving children, parents, siblings behind and getting roped into a political system that never seems to end.
important contribution to bringing more women's voices to the forefront of recent history. As Mayada's much-loved grandfather summed-up: 'history never sleeps...' The tragedy for Iraq is that while Saddam and Chemical Ali and Uday Hussein may all be dead, their tried-and-tested regime of terror lives on unabated.
It also made sense of what my family and I lived through for 25 years in Iraq from 1964 to 1988 better than any other book I have read and , believe me, I have read them all!
We too were members of Alwiyah Club and knew Salwa, God bless her soul. I believe that I worked briefly with Mayada as a journalist when a sub-editor for the English Language magazine Iraq Today.
Every word rings true.
One Friday we enjoyed a family and friends picnic in the country on the banks of the Tigris. By the following Friday one of our friends was dead, imprisoned and executed without reason.
We always used to say that everyone we knew had either been in prison, was currently in prison or would soon be in prison and this book proves it. It tells you what it was really like living in a crazy world of repression and constant fear.
We tried hard to protect our children from it and at times they blame me for uprooting them ( like Ali, without allowing them to say goodbye to their friends). I will make sure that they read this book and tell them this is why I did what I did.
We were shocked to read about the suffering of Dr Showkeit from whom we bought land to build our first home. He was a true patriot and served his country like no other. His grandson was a close friend of my son but as is the case with so many people, we have lost touch as a result of the diaspora of the Iraqis which has so blighted that ancient land of talented and cultured people.
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Jean Sasson's structure of this book is absolutely amazing. It shows the regime of saddam Hussein and how he would do anything so no one could terminate his position as a dictator... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting reading. How can one human can treat another. Scary really. Hard to read at times, such awful treatment of humansPublished 6 months ago by sammi
I found it heart wrenching, sad and very gripping. Brilliant. Would definitely recommend it. Have only started to read Jean Sasson books bot they keep you engrossed, you don't... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anne Campbell
I did not finish this book because I found it very graphic and upsetting. However it is well written and interesting and others may have more stomach!Published 13 months ago by Greta Williams Schultz
Really good read I found it hard to put it down I was so engrossed. Would highly recommend this book.Published 14 months ago by krazykaz