The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance

The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance

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In the winter of 1979 Nabeel Yasin, Iraq's most famous young poet, gathered together a handful of belongings and fled Iraq with his wife and son. Life in Baghdad had become intolerable. Silenced by a series of brutal beatings at the hands of the Ba'ath Party's Secret Police and declared an “enemy of the state,” he faced certain death if he stayed.

Nabeel had grown up in the late 1950s and early '60s in a large and loving family, amid the domestic drama typical… (more)

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Publisher: Broadway Books (April 21, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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