Baghdad, Mon Amour: Selected Writings of Salah Al Hamdani

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April 2008



"Baghdad, Mon Amour" is a memoir by Salah Al Hamdani centered on his imprisonment under Saddam Hussein, his subsequent exile in France for more than thirty years, and his emotional return to Baghdad and seeing his family again after all those years with feelings of tremendous joy but also guilt for having "abandoned" them. The beauty of Al Hamdani's prose and poetry is skillfully captured in Sonia Alland's translation.Salah Al Hamdani, poet and French actor from Iraq, was born in 1951 in Baghdad. He has lived in exile in France for the last thirty years. He started writing as a political prisoner in Iraq around the age of twenty. He is also the author of numerous works in both Arabic and French.Sonia Alland lives in both New York City, where she is a longtime public school volunteer, and southern France. She has been translating the works of the French writer Marie Bronsard and has also participated in her husband's anthropological research in both France and Catalonia, Spain.


"If any one poet can make a difference, it's someone like Al Hamdani...[he] is pure lightning."--"Rattle Poetry Journal"
EAN: 9781931896443
ISBN: 1931896445
Untertitel: 'Lannan Translation Selection ('. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 194 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Sonia Alland
Format: kartoniert
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