Mayada, Daughter of Iraq by Jean Sasson

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A member of one of the most distinguished and honored families in Iraq, Mayada grew up surrounded by wealth and royalty. But when Saddam Hussein’s regime took power, she was thrown into cell 52 in the infamous Baladiyat prison with seventeen other nameless, faceless women from all walks of life. To ease their suffering, these “shadow women” passed each day by sharing their life stories. Now, through Jean Sasson, Mayada is finally able to tell her story—and theirs—to the world.
 

About Jean Sasson

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Jean Sasson was born in the small town of Louisville, Alabama. As a child, she was fascinated by stories of countries and cultures different from her own. This curiosity continued into her adult years, ultimately propelling her to find work in a foreign country. In 1978, she took a job as an administrator coordinator of the King
 
Published September 7, 2004 by NAL. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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When author Sasson (Esther's Child; Princess Sultana's Circle; etc.) was assigned Mayada Al-Askari as a translator on a

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When Sasson returned to the United States, the two women wrote letters and telephoned each other weekly until, in 1999, Mayada was arrested by Saddam Hussein's secret police for allegedly printing anti-regime pamphlets in her Baghdad print shop and imprisoned for nearly a month in Iraq's brutal B...

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At several times, I was forced to put the book down, only able in small doses to comprehend the brutality and depths to which not just the secret police acted but on a larger scale how humans, including women, could be treated in such a cruel and degrading manner.

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