Last Days in Babylon
The Story of the Jews of Baghdad
By (author) Marina Benjamin
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Last Days in Babylon by Marina Benjamin
Book DescriptionMarina Benjamin grew up in London, feeling estranged from her family's Middle Eastern ways, refusing to speak Arabic or eat their food. But when Benjamin had her own child a few years ago, she realized that she was losing her link to the past, inspiring a journey to Baghdad and into her family's history. Her discoveries will haunt anyone who seeks to understand a country whose ongoing struggles continue to command the world's attention. By turns moving and funny, "Last Days in Babylon" is an adventure story, a riveting history and a timely reminder that behind today's headlines are real people whose lives are caught in the crossfire of misunderstanding, prejudice and ambition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747593287
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Acclaimed author Marina Benjamin explores through a personal narrative of her own family the odyssey--and ultimate exile--of the Jews in Iraq. 16 pp. of photos. Family tree. Map. Notes.
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Author Biography - Marina Benjamin
Marina Benjamin has worked as a journalist for fifteen years. She was arts editor of the New Statesman and deputy arts editor at the Evening Standard, and has written columns for the Daily Express and Scotland on Sunday. Her last book, Rocket Dreams, was shortlisted for the Eugene M. Emme Award. Marina lives in London with her husband and daughter.
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