Recommended Reading: Novelist Hadiya Hussein on 5 Iraqi Books

And finally, 5. Recommended Reading: Novelist Hadiya Hussein on 5 Iraqi Books November 23, 2022November 22, 2022 by mlynxqualey By Hadiya Hussein Translated by Shakir Mustafa My reading recommendations: 1. Despite the brevity of the novel, it is full of details about the loss of a son who was a military pilot, wherein the author recounts the emotions of the mother and father upon hearing the news, and what happened to this pilot during the war. The setting of this fantasy tale is a few   bamboo   colonies in the marshes of Southern Iraq. Also read: A Conversation with Hadiya Hussein and Barbara Romaine about ‘Waiting for the Past’ Two excerpts from the novel: on Asymptote and on ArabLit. Why Do You Detest Remarque (لماذا تكرهين ريمارك) by Muhammed Alwan Jabor. Also, 2. Based on the memories of the ancestors and the myths they carried, this is a novel highly charged with anxieties and expectations. It is a story of irreparable loss. The World Minus One (ألعالم ناقصاً واحد) by Maysaloun Hadi. A poet with a unique style. A terrifying seven tales of war, seven monuments to the pain we suffered during war, based on the writer’s lived experiences. 3. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading… It shows how love can emerge amidst the rubble of war, between the dreams that collide with fragmented reality. Birth of a Crow (مولد غراب)   by Warid Bard Al-Salim. The Obelisks (ألمسلات), a set of fictional texts by Abdul-Sattar Al-Baythani. Had the Fortune-Teller Informed Me (لو أنبأني العراف), a volume of poems by the outstanding Iraqi poet, Lamia Abbas Amara; poetry as finely wrought as its author, who was my high-school teacher. 4. I like the cinematic cuts that take us from scene to scene; it is a novel that mixes love and war, where they coexist side by side.

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