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Baghdad Diaries: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile (Vintage)

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In this often moving, sometimes wry account of life in Baghdad during the first war on Iraq and in exile in the years following, Iraqi-born, British-educated artist Nuha al-Radi shows us the effects of war on ordinary people. She recounts the day-to-day realities of living in a city under siege, where food has to be consumed or thrown out because there is no way to preserve it, where eventually people cannot sleep until the nightly bombing commences, where packs of stray dogs roam the streets (and provide her own dog Salvi with a harem) and rats invade homes. Through it all, al-Radi works at her art and gathers with neighbors and family for meals and other occasions, happy and sad.

In the wake of the war, al-Radi lives in semi-exile, shuttling between Beirut and Amman, travelling to New York, London, Mexico and Yemen. As she suffers the indignities of being an Iraqi in exile, al-Radi immerses us in a way of life constricted by the stress and effects of war and embargoes, giving texture to a reality we have only been able to imagine before now. But what emanates most vibrantly from these diaries is the spirit of endurance and the celebration of the smallest of lifes joys.

About the Author

Born in Baghdad in 1941, Nuha al-Radi trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London in the early 1960s and later taught at the American University of Beirut. A painter, ceramist, and sculptor, her works have been shown throughout the Arab world and in Berlin, London, and Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400075256
Editor:
Singh, Anjali
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Editor:
Singh, Anjali
Author:
Al-Radi, Nuha
Author:
Radi, Nuha
Location:
New York
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Military - Persian Gulf War
Subject:
Persian gulf war, 1991
Subject:
Economic sanctions
Subject:
Military - Persian Gulf War (1991)
Subject:
Economic sanctions -- Iraq.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Military-Gulf Wars
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
P20-539
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x.59 in. .52 lbs.

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Middle East » Iraq
History and Social Science » Middle East » Women and Gender
History and Social Science » Military » Gulf Wars

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