Spectacle

Media Project: Book

Mayada, Daughter Of Iraq: One Woman’s Survival Under Saddam Hussein

The book I have chosen to discuss for this part of the assignment is a true story about a true daughter of Iraq, Mayada Al-Askari. She was a self-reliant single mother who owned her print shop, which led to her been arrested by the government of Saddam Hussein.

She is a descendant of one of the most prestigious and honoured families in Iraq. However even her family’s well established connections didn’t keep her away from the prison’s of Saddam Hussein. One grandfather fought along side Lawrence of Arabia, the other was recognized as the first true Arab nationalist, her uncle was Iraq’s Prime Minister for 40 years and her mother was a high government official.

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