After reading this book, I can say that I am fully for the war on terrorism. It can be a vicious place for many innocent people who just want to be with family and friends and have a good time. I think I was actually a little depressed while I was reading this book and I’m happy to have closed it but I can’t ever forget this story and yet I know it’s just the very tip of the iceberg in describing the atrocities of everyday life for Iraqis! This story was an eye-opening look at life in Iraq during Saddam’s reign. This is a gritty, gripping, and the fact that it actually happened is sobering, at the very least.
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Ernest’s Review: Mayada, Daughter of Iraq by Jean Sasson.
A year later, Mayada, granddaughter of a revered Iraqi hero who fought with Lawrence of Arabia, a former journalist, modern businesswoman, and the mother of two children, was arrested and imprisoned on allegations that her business was printing antigovernment flyers.
As time went on, she found herself a divorced mother of two printing non-political brochures. Jean Sasson is a writer and lecturer who has lived in Saudi Arabia and traveled extensively in the Middle East.
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Most of the country would be mutilated and behind bars now. She gave birth to two children in Iraq.
She grew up amongst the rise of Sadddam Hussein and his eventual control of Iraq. Anthony Swofford’s “Jarhead” takes the reader on a first person journey through the experiences of a Marine, the eponymous “jarhead” or grunt, sent to liberate Kuwait following Hussein’s invasion in Mayada, Daughter of Mayadda by Jean Sasson.
I was completely heartbroken by their suffering and desperation to find their loved one or just know if they were alive. It was very confronting to read of the lives of people who had suffered under Saddam, as opposed to larger scale descriptions of the wrongs.
Apr 11, Irxq rated it really liked it Recommended to Andrea by: Mayada, Daughter of Iraq. Feb 08, Sueann allen rated it really liked it. This story was an eye-opening look at life in Iraq during Saddam’s reign. Her painful story, as documented in this fine book by Jean Sasson, is made even more terrifying by the fact that Mayada was iraw of the fortunate ones: The Chirping of the Qabaj But Jean Sasson’s retelling of the prison experiences of Mayada, a prominent Baghdad journalist, has become a different reading experience as a result of England’s and others’ alleged prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib.
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I know if I was in Baladiyat, I could never have survived that kind of torment! Mayada gazed to the maada as she prayed, ‘May Allah guide the hand that writes on that blank page. Not sure why it took forever to read this, but it’s really good. Ra’ad became more depressed and uncommunicative. It is terrible to say but its true.
Jean Sasson’s official website is: Readers also learn the plight of Mayada’s cell mates who are falsely imprisoned and brutally tortured daily. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But the most frightening pieces of Refresh and try again.
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman’s Survival Under Saddam Hussein by Jean Sasson
Change to standard view. I feel the need with the war in Iraq to understand the mindset of the Iraqi people. Eventuallythrough he help of an old friend, who now served daughfer the Mukhabbarat, Muzim and her children escaped to Jordan and eventually moved to freedom in Australia in The story chugs along rather slowly, recycling a cookie-cutter format throughout the book: Aug 10, Shelly rated it really liked it.
The added value of Sasson’s book lies in its portrait of Iraq as a deeply troubled country with a rich and complex history.