The American Granddaughter by Inaam Kachachi

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At the beginning of America’s occupation of Iraq, 15 years after leaving Baghdad, Zeina returns to her war-torn homeland as an interpreter for the US Army where she finds herself torn by conflicting allegiances. Her traditional grandmother, the only family member that Zeina believes she has in Iraq, disapproves of her granddaughter’s involvement with the occupying forces. Whilst in Baghdad, Zeina meets two ‘brothers’ she knows nothing of. When she falls deeply in love with Muhaymin, a militant in the Al Mehdi Army, she begins to question all her values.

About Inaam Kachachi

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Born in Baghdad, Inaam Kachachi currently lives in Paris. She has a PhD in journalism and two previously published nonfiction titles: Paroles d'Irakiennes: Le drame irakien ecrit par des femmes (Iraqis Speak: The Iraqi Drama in Women's Writing, 2003) and Lorna, ses annees avec Jawad Salim (biography of the English painter Lorna Hailes, 1997).
Published February 28, 2011 by Bloomsbury. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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