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The orange trees of Baghdad

Leilah Nadir

The orange trees of Baghdad

in search of my lost family

by Leilah Nadir

  • 7 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Key Porter Books in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nadir, Leilah.,
  • Nadir, Leilah -- Family.,
  • Iraq -- History -- 1921-,
  • Iraq -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLeilah Nadir.
    GenreBiography.
    ContributionsNosh, Farah.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination326 p. :
    Number of Pages326
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19904226M
    ISBN 10155263941X
    ISBN 109781552639412

    With it, Samantha Shannon has set the bar stratospherically high. This is the book of * Melinda Salisbury, author of The Sin-Eater's Daughter * The Priory of the Orange Tree feels like a feminist successor to The Lord of the Rings - something I don't say lightly. Epic and awe-inspiring in its scope, its rich, diverse world captivated me.   The Orange Trees of Baghdad, by Leilah Nadir (Originally published ; Reprint edition Read Leaf, March 1, ). Leilah Nadir, a Canadian of mixed English/Iraqi birth, wanted, like most people do at certain times in their lives, to trace her origins, discover her culture and find out what makes her what she is.

      The Priory of the Orange Tree Written by Samantha Shannon Hardback, pages Book Cover. Leilah Nadir: canadian born iraqi writer, The Orange Trees of Baghdad, The Orange Trees of Baghdad: In Search of My Lost Family won the George Ryga award in and has been published in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Italy and France. She has worked in London and Vancouver in the publishing industry. Since the invasion of Iraq, she has written and broadcast political commentaries .

    First printing w/complete number sequence. From the front flap: "Through her father's memories, Leilah recounts her family's lost story, from Iraq at the turn of the twentieth century during the British occupation, to the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War. Through her cousins still living in Baghdad, she experiences the thunderous explosions of the present-day conflict." This copy signed by Nadir. Book title: The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance (Reader's Guide). Download the book The Poet of Baghdad: A True Story of Love and Defiance (Reader's Guide) in PDF and EPUB format. Here you can download all books for free in PDF or Epub format. Use the button available on this page to download or read a.


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“The Orange Trees of Baghdad” is Leilah Nadir’s first book, a haunting memoir of a Baghdad she never knew, but which filled her life through the stories her family told her.

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In my opinion, every Western apologist for the war, including Tony Blair himself, should be made to buy a copy of “The Orange Trees of Baghdad” and read it, cover to cover. “The Orange Trees of Baghdad” is published in the UK on March 13 (Simply Read Books). The Orange Trees of Baghdad is a compelling memoir, worthy of every reader’s time, precisely because it eschews a simplistic understanding of all the issues it discusses.” — Canadian Literature “ The Orange Trees of Baghdad is unique in that it is not firsthand reportage.

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In it, Canadian-Iraqi author and journalist Leilah Nadir strikes out to learn about the lives of her grandfather’s family in Iraq over the past 30 years. The Orange Trees of Baghdad is a compelling memoir, worthy of every reader's time, precisely because it eschews a simplistic understanding of all the issues it discusses." — Canadian Literature "The Orange Trees of Baghdad is unique in that it is not firsthand reportage.

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[Leilah Nadir] -- "Born to an Iraqi-Christian father and a British mother, and raised in Britain and Canada, Leilah Nadir has never set foot on Iraqi soil. Distanced from her Iraqi roots through immigration and now.