• العربية

From Baghdad To Bedlam

From Baghdad To Bedlam

Author : Maged Kadar

It’s 1987 and Maged is working nights as a cabbie in London, befriended by his fellow cabbie, “The professor”, who offers local prostitutes gynaecological advice. By day he’s a new junkie, hooked on broadcasts from his native war-torn Iraq and desperate for news of his family.

To deal with his terrible homesickness he recalls his childhood in the Iraqi village of Al- Hay in vivid detail- the meetings in the diwan, the scent of coffee beans and the colorful outlaws, shepherds, soldiers and Muslim missionaries that pass through.

He goes to recall saddam Hussein’s rise to power, and his escape to England, where he meets his future wife in the lingerie department of C&A in Liverpool. From the idyll of his childhood to the harsh reality of unemployment in Thatcherite Britain, Maged’s recollections are filled with a deep affection for his Iraqi and Liverpudlian families. He struggles to reconcile the gap between the two, and it is only after twenty years of separation and years of bloody conflict that he is finally reunited with his family in Iraq
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  • SKU
  • 3062704
  • ISBN:
  • 9780863566356
  • Author:
  • Maged Kadar
  • Pages:
  • 168
  • Pub. Year:
  • 2007
  • Publisher:
  • Saqi Books
  • Cover:
  • Paperback
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