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Salbi, Zainab
Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam / Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
1st trade pbk. print
New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, 2006, c2005
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HQ1735.Z75 S25 2006    AVAILABLE
Subject Salbi, Zainab
Hussein, Saddam, 1937-2006 -- Friends and associates
Subject(s) Women -- Iraq -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Abused women -- Iraq -- Biography
Arranged marriage -- United States
Abused wives -- United States -- Biography
Mothers and daughters -- Iraq
Subject Iraq -- Politics and government -- 1979-1991
Iraq -- Politics and government -- 1991-2003
Physical Description viii, 293, [3] p. ; 21 cm
Note "Reading group guide" (p. [294-296])
"Previously published as a Gotham Books hardcover edition, 2005
Summary Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam. As a palace insider, she offers a glimpse of life under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle". She was asked to erase her memory as she heard of crimes she was not supposed to hear of, and witnessed her mother hiding her tears lest it upset Saddam. Her mother eventually sent her to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's affection, but the marriage turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Despite extraordinary challenges, she started over as a champion of female victims of war, dedicating her life to speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world. But until now, she has never told her personal tale.--From publisher description
Alternate Author Becklund, Laurie

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