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Love In A Torn Land - Jean Sasson

Love In A Torn Land

Paperback Published: 27th August 2007
ISBN: 9780553818147
Number Of Pages: 432

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"Bestselling author Jean Sasson tells the dramatic true story of a young woman caught up in Saddam Hussein s genocide of the Kurdish people of Iraq. One morning Joanna, a young bride living in the Kurdish mountains of Iraq, was surprised to see dead birds drop silently out of the clear sky. They were followed by sinister canisters falling to the ground, bringing fear and death. It was 1987, and Saddam Hussein had ordered his cousin Chemical Ali to bombard Joanna s village, Bergalou, with chemical weapons. Temporarily blinded in the attack, Joanna was rescued by her husband, a Kurdish freedom fighter. After being caught in another bombardment and left for dead in the rubble, they managed to flee over the mountains in a harrowing escape. Now living in the UK and working for British Airways, Joanna has told the story of her eventful life to Jean Sasson, the bestselling chronicler of oppressed women s lives in the Princess trilogy and Mayada. LOVE IN A TORN LAND is published while the world watches the trial of the notorious Chemical Ali , Saddam Hussein s most bloodthirsty henchman, for crimes including the genocide of the Kurdish people."

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"A very human look at the struggle of the Kurds in Iraq and one woman's heroism." * Booklist *

ISBN: 9780553818147
ISBN-10: 0553818147
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 27th August 2007
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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