The Sirens of Baghdad

The Sirens of Baghdad

Book - 2007
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Forced to leave the university when the Americans invade Iraq, a young man from a small desert village heads for Baghdad to join the resistance, until a top secret mission forces him to reconcile a proposed terrorist act with his own moral principles.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2007
Edition: 1st ed. in the U.S. of America
ISBN: 9780385521741
Branch Call Number: Fiction Khadra
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Cullen, John 1942-- Translator
Alternative Title: Sirènes de Bagdad


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May 09, 2018

A wonderful, but sad, novel. My second novel by this author. I'll be reading more of his work.

WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

Set in present-day Iraq, this story is told through the eyes of a young Bedouin man who comes from a traditional village. Violent encounters with the American forces ensue. Through humiliation, loss and despair comes a transformation of his character. This novel helps us to understand how the suffering and sense of hopelessness experienced by Iraqis today could turn people towards radicalism.

ambrosianyc Oct 14, 2014

This book gave an insight on what would cause someone who seemingly is totally appalled by any violence to be so consumed with hate that their only solace at night is they need to defend their honor by killing. I am not at all for anyone killing innocent people but this book gave a perspective of someone on the other end of the spectrum


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