Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim

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For Blasim, history is a matter of malignant coincidence and unthought-of consequence, a beast with its own momentum. Alongside his obvious disgust, Blasim approaches reality with a sense of awe and great mystery.
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A second collection of short stories from this acclaimed Iraqi author, exploring the chaos of post-invasion Baghdad.
 

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Hassan Blasim was born in Baghdad and was persecuted under Saddam Hussein's regime. In 1998 he fled to Iraqi Kurdistan, where he made films and taught filmmaking under a pseudonym. A year into the Iraq War he escaped to Finland, where he is a filmmaker, poet, fiction writer, and coeditor of the Arabic literary website Iraq Story.
 
Published February 28, 2013 by Comma Press. 140 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Robin Yassin-Kassab on Mar 20 2013

For Blasim, history is a matter of malignant coincidence and unthought-of consequence, a beast with its own momentum. Alongside his obvious disgust, Blasim approaches reality with a sense of awe and great mystery.

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