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Dreams in the City of Peace Omar Al-Khatib

Dreams in the City of Peace

Omar Al-Khatib

Published September 26th 2013
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Kindle Edition
363 pages
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 About the Book 

What is the real story of life in Iraq in the twentieth century? What was it like to live and work under Saddam Hussein? What about when Baghdad fell to the Americans, what impact did that have on Iraqis? This novel answers all these questions in aMoreWhat is the real story of life in Iraq in the twentieth century? What was it like to live and work under Saddam Hussein? What about when Baghdad fell to the Americans, what impact did that have on Iraqis? This novel answers all these questions in a sufficient way. It is an epic depiction of life in Baghdad from the early 1970s until just after the fall of Baghdad in 2003.The novel is the story of Khalil’s journey to adulthood, describing the accompanying developments in his family and country alike. He has dreams that come true, predicting future events in an uncanny way. This novel gathers all the elements of life depicted in love, war, good, bad, friendship and hope.However the hero of the novel is undoubtedly Baghdad, whose inhabitants are forced to bend and sway with the whims of Saddam and are proud in the face of their successive occupations, yet remains an ancient, glorious and enigmatic city.