Mayada, Daughter of Iraq

Mayada, Daughter of Iraq

One Woman’s Survival Under Saddam Hussein

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451212924
  • 352 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Author: Meeting Mayada
Family Tree
Maps
1. The Shadow Women of Cell 52
2. The Four Black Doors
3. Jido Sati
4. Saddam Hussein
5. Saddam’s Wife, “The Lady” Sajida
6. Chemical Ali and the Veil
7. Torture
8. Dr. Fadil and Mayada’s Family
9. The Chirping of the Qabaj
10. Dear Samara
Appendices
Glossary
Index
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