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Friday, 2 September 2011

Book Review-Nabeel's Song by JoTatchell

A very good book showing the people of Iraq trying to live under the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein and covers the invasion that topples him from power. We first meet the family before the coup that toppled the puppet government and life improves under the General for Nabeel's family-until the coup which eventually puts Saddam in power. Nabeel is a poet who writes anti-government work and his older brothers are communists which puts the entire family in constant danger. The men are always being arrested, beaten and jailed and Nabeel finally realises that he must find a way to get his wife and child out of Iraq to a better life. A well written true story where you care about the characters.I don't want to give away all the good parts of the book but I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoyed books like The Kite Runner and The Bookseller of Kabul.

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