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Zubaida's Window free pdf This is a noted Iraqi journalist's fictional narrative of an Iraqi exile watching her country destroyed on television. In the first novel in English by an Iraqi to focus on the 2003 invasion, Al-Qazwini masterfully describes the tortured psyche of a woman who fled Iraq but still longs for her homeland. Like millions around the world, Iraqi exile Zubaida watches the invasion on her television. As she sits in her apartment in Berlin, the unreal and constantly flickering images of US forces closing in on Baghdad her only connection to the war a world away. But unlike most viewers, she can remember the city of her childhood, where memories of her grandmother's love and of attending movies with her father mix with nightmarish images of hangings in Al Tahrir Square.Struggling to deal with the horror on the television and the ghosts of her memory, Zuibaida, in her grief, creates her own world, one in which she can almost go home. Haunting and lyrical, "Zubaida's Window" reveals the individual costs of war and the resilience of those who live through it.

About Iqbal Al-Qazwini

An Iraqi exile with a human rights background, Al-Qazwini has lived in Berlin since 1978. She is a noted freelance journalist for various Arab and German media- her articles have appeared in Asharq Al-Awsat, the most widely circulated Arabic daily, and Transnational Broadcasting Studies. In 1993, Al-Qazwini was elected to the International PEN World Association of Writers. Azza El-Kholy is a Professor of American Literature at Alexandria University, where she obtained her MA and Ph.D. She is also Advisor for Special Projects at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and acting Deputy Director of the Institute for Peace Studies at Alexandria University. El-Kholy is an editor in the Women Writing Africa Project of The Feminist Press. Amira Nowaira obtained her Ph. D. in English from Birmingham University, UK, and is currently Professor of English Literature at Alexandria University, Egypt. She has published critical studies, translations from and into Arabic, and works of fiction. Nowaira also is the Egypt Coordinator for The Feminist Press's Women Writing Africa Project for The Northern Region.

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Author : Iqbal Al-Qazwini
Publisher : Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Data Published : 01 May 2008
ISBN : 1558615725
EAN : 9781558615724
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 137 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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