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Baghdad, Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory and Exile By Salah Al Hamdani Sonia Alland,

  • Title: Baghdad, Adieu: Selected Poems of Memory and Exile
  • Author: Salah Al Hamdani Sonia Alland
  • ISBN: 9780857425447
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Iraqi poet Salah Al Hamdani has lived a remarkable life The author of some forty books in French and Arabic, he began life as a child laborer, with little or no education As a political prisoner under Saddam Hussein, he learned to read and write Arabic once he was released form prison, he continued to work against the regime, ultimately, at age twenty one, choosing exilIraqi poet Salah Al Hamdani has lived a remarkable life The author of some forty books in French and Arabic, he began life as a child laborer, with little or no education As a political prisoner under Saddam Hussein, he learned to read and write Arabic once he was released form prison, he continued to work against the regime, ultimately, at age twenty one, choosing exile in Paris He now writes in French, but he remains a poet of exile, of memory, wounded by the loss of his homeland and those dear to him This landmark collection gathers thirty five years of his writings, from his first volume in Arabic, Memory of Embers, to his latest collection, written originally in French, For You I Dream It offers English language readers their first substantial overview of Al Hamdani s work, fired by the fight against injustice and shot through with longing for the home to which he can never return.
    Baghdad Adieu Selected Poems of Memory and Exile Iraqi poet Salah Al Hamdani has lived a remarkable life The author of some forty books in French and Arabic he began life as a child laborer with little or no education As a political prisoner under

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