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Diane | 5505 comments Post any books set in Iraq here.


message 2: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jan 03, 2012 11:26PM) (new)

Diane | 5505 comments Books set in Iraq:


My Father's Paradise  A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel SabarMy Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar
The Sirens of Baghdad by Yasmina KhadraThe Sirens of Baghdad by Yasmina Khadra
A Hundred And One Days by Åsne SeierstadA Hundred And One Days by Åsne Seierstad
Late for Tea at the Deer Palace by Tamara ChalabiLate for Tea at the Deer Palace by Tamara Chalabi
Absent  A Novel by Betool KhedairiAbsent: A Novel by Betool Khedairi
The Last of the Angels by Fadhil al-AzzawiThe Last Of The Angels: A Modern Iraqi Novel by Fadhil al-Azzawi
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq  One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein by Jean P. SassonMayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein by Jean P. Sasson
I'jaam  An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan AntoonI'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon
Hidden in Plain Sight  Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam by Zainab SalbiHidden in Plain Sight: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam by Zainab Salbi
Barefoot in Baghdad by Manal M. OmarBarefoot in Baghdad by Manal M. Omar
The Epic of Gilgamesh by AnonymousThe Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous
Waiting for an Ordinary Day  The Unraveling of Life in Iraq by Farnaz FassihiWaiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq by Farnaz Fassihi
The Marsh Arabs (Penguin Classics) by Wilfred ThesigerThe Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger
Daughters of Iraq by Revital Shiri-HorowitzDaughters of Iraq by Revital Shiri-Horowitz
Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica JijiSweet Dates in Basra: A Novel by Jessica Jiji
The Nightingale by Morgana GallawayThe Nightingale by Morgana Gallaway
The Angel With One Hundred Wings by Daniel HorchThe Angel With One Hundred Wings by Daniel Horch
Murder in Mesopotamia  A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha ChristieMurder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
A Sky So Close  A Novel by Betool KhedairiA Sky So Close: A Novel by Betool Khedairi
Baghdad Diaries  A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile by Nuha Al-RadiBaghdad Diaries: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile by Nuha Al-Radi
Valley of the Assassins by Freya StarkValley of the Assassins by Freya Stark
Sand Queen by Helen BenedictSand Queen by Helen Benedict
Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. VaughanPride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan
They Came to Baghdad by Agatha ChristieThey Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean MyersSunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock FerneaGuests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Baghdad Sketches  Journeys through Iraq by Freya StarkBaghdad Sketches: Journeys through Iraq by Freya Stark
Sisters in War  A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq by Christina AsquithSisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq by Christina Asquith
The Shi'is of Iraq by Yitzhak NakashThe Shi'is of Iraq by Yitzhak Nakash
Paradise General  Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq by Dave HnidaParadise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq by Dave Hnida
Naphtalene (Women Writing the Middle East) by Alia MamdouhNaphtalene by Alia Mamdouh
Vathek (Oxford World's Classics) by William BeckfordVathek by William Beckford
Scattered Crumbs  A Novel by Muhsin RamliScattered Crumbs: A Novel by Muhsin Ramli
The Long Way Back  A Modern Arabic Novel (Modern Arabic Literature) by Fuad al-TakarliThe Long Way Back: A Modern Arabic Novel by Fuad al-Takarli
After the Prophet  The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam by Lesley HazletonAfter the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton
Gertrude Bell  Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina HowellGertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell
Desert Queen  The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell  Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia by Janet WallachDesert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach
Day of Honey  A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia CiezadloDay of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo
From Baghdad, With Love  A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava by Jay KopelmanFrom Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava by Jay Kopelman
I Lost My Love in Baghdad  A Modern War Story by Michael HastingsI Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story by Michael Hastings
The Poet of Baghdad  A True Story of Love and Defiance by Jo TatchellThe Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance by Jo Tatchell
The Prince of the Marshes  And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory StewartThe Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq
Sniper One by Dan MillsSniper One by Dan Mills


message 4: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jul 07, 2012 08:58AM) (new)

Diane | 5505 comments .


Between Two Worlds by Zainab SalbiBetween Two Worlds by Zainab Salbi
The Tobacco Keeper (English edition) by Ali BaderThe Tobacco Keeper by Ali Bader
The Traveler and the Innkeeper by Fadhil al-AzzawiThe Traveler and the Innkeeper by Fadhil al-Azzawi
The Occupation of Iraq  Winning the War, Losing the Peace by Ali A. AllawiThe Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace by Ali A. Allawi
Miracle Maker  The Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi by Fadhil al-AzzawiMiracle Maker: The Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi by Fadhil al-Azzawi
Babylon by Bus  Or, the true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling YANKEES SUCK T-shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, where theybecame employed by the Occupation in jobs for which they lacked qualificatio... by Ray LeMoineBabylon by Bus by Ray LeMoine
The Madman of Freedom Square by Hassan BlasimThe Madman of Freedom Square by Hassan Blasim
Salam Pax  The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi by Salam PaxSalam Pax: The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi by Salam Pax
Thirsty River by Rodaan Al GalidiThirsty River by Rodaan Al Galidi
Bush in Babylon  The Recolonization of Iraq by Tariq AliBush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq by Tariq Ali
Papa Sartre by Ali BaderPapa Sartre by Ali Bader
The Oppressors by Samira Al-ManaThe Oppressors by Samira Al-Mana
Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter NaslundAdam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund
Cell Block Five by Fadhil al-AzzawiCell Block Five by Fadhil al-Azzawi
Beyond the Green Zone  Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq by Dahr JamailBeyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq
Last Days in Babylon  The History of a Family, the Story of a Nation by Marina BenjaminLast Days in Babylon: The History of a Family, the Story of a Nation by Marina Benjamin
The Kurds in Iraq  The Past, Present and Future by Kerim YildizThe Kurds in Iraq: The Past, Present and Future by Kerim Yildiz
In the Belly of the Green Bird  The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq by Nir RosenIn the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq by Nir Rosen
Inside Fallujah  The Unembedded Story by Ahmed MansourInside Fallujah: The Unembedded Story by Ahmed Mansour
The Yellow Birds  A Novel by Kevin PowersThe Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers
Shoot an Iraqi  Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun by Wafaa BilalShoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun by Wafaa Bilal
Escape from Saddam  the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom by Lewis AlsamariEscape from Saddam: the Incredible True Story of One Man's Journey to Freedom
Out of Iraq  Escape from Saddam and Al-Qaeda by Mahmoud AlbayatiOut of Iraq: Escape from Saddam and Al-Qaeda by Mahmoud Albayati
Saddam's Bombmaker  The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built Iraq's Secret Weapon by Khidhir HamzaSaddam's Bombmaker: The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built Iraq's Secret Weapon
Revolution Day by Rageh OmaarRevolution Day by Rageh Omaar
البحث عن وليد مسعود by جبرا إبراهيم جبراIn Search of Walid Masoud by جبرا إبراهيم جبرا
وليمة لأعشاب البحر by حيدر حيدرA Banquet For Seaweed by Haydar Haydar
Thura's Diary by Thura al-WindawiThura's Diary by Thura al-Windawi
The Foreigner's Gift by Fouad AjamiThe Foreigner's Gift by Fouad Ajami
Baghdad Diaries  A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile by Nuha Al-RadiBaghdad Diaries: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile by Nuha Al-Radi
The Gaze of the Gazelle  The Story of a Generation by Arash HejaziThe Gaze of the Gazelle: The Story of a Generation by Arash Hejazi
Howling in Mesopotamia  True Tales from Beyond the Green Zone by Haider Ala HamoudiHowling in Mesopotamia: True Tales from Beyond the Green Zone
Betrayed  Escape from Iraq by Latifa AliBetrayed: Escape from Iraq by Latifa Ali
Dreaming of Baghdad by Haifa ZanganaDreaming of Baghdad by Haifa Zangana
The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles  A Woman's Fight to Save Two Orphans by Hala JaberThe Flying Carpet of Small Miracles: A Woman's Fight to Save Two Orphans by Hala Jaber


Ian (PepeCan) | 76 comments Just read the excellent When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad by Mona Yahia. Currently only 99p on kindle in the UK.......quite a bargain.


message 10: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)


Nelson Lowhim (nlowhim) | 2 comments Here are a couple books about Baghdad:
The Struggle Trilogy
The initial short intro is free: The Struggle

Hope you enjoy it.


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