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Baghdad Diaries

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An Iraqi painter, ceramist, and sculptor documents her experiences of the war on Iraq in 1991, the hunger and privation caused by ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

An Iraqi painter, ceramist, and sculptor documents her experiences of the war on Iraq in 1991, the hunger and privation caused by the embargo through 1996, her life in exile, and her fears as events built toward the 2003 war.

Autorentext
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.

Klappentext

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 life's joys.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Baghdad Diaries
Untertitel: A Woman's Chronicle of War and Exile
Autor:
EAN: 9781400075256
ISBN: 1400075254
Format: Taschenbuch
Hersteller: Vintage USA
Herausgeber: Vintage Books
Genre: Briefe & Biografien
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 236g
Größe: H204mm x B132mm x T15mm
Veröffentlichung: 06.05.2003
Jahr: 2003
Auflage: Vintage Books