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For me, it was an important book, and I highly recommend you read it.
Weaving her family's story with women's history and Iraq's political history, Salbi has created an emotional, beautifully-written, timely and relevant memoir.
This is a book that shares the life she Zainab Salbi lived under Saddam Hussein her father was his pilot.
I would not have read this memoir but for my world books challenge, and that would have been a loss, because it is a fascinating book. Read morePublished 27 days ago by E. Smiley
This was very interesting. I learned things about Saddam that I did not know. It seemed as if I could feel how she grew up with Saddam in the background!!!!Published 1 month ago by Betty G. Ross
Zainab Salbi has written a bold and courageous testimony of violence against women from a personal and universal perspective. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Martin Bentz
It is very interesting to understand how dictators come to power and use terror to control and manipulate their people. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cecile
This book shows the fear of growing up under a Dictator as Sadaam Hussan who was brutal to his own people
Even before 1991. Read more
This book brings a stark and frightening realness to the meaning of tyrannical fear, as it is told through the rich and intelligent mind of an 11-year old, as she matured into full... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
A moving narrative, that allows an insight into Zainab's (and other women's) experience growing up under the regime of Saddam Hussein. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Denise