When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad by Mona Yahia
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When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad
By Mona Yahia

When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad

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When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad by Mona Yahia

Book Awards

  • Winner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize: Fiction 2000.

Book Description

Baghdad in the 1960s, this is the story of Lina, a middle-class Jewish girl who is not keen to grow up while she perceives her world to be restricted by fear and by the political pressures put upon the local Jewish community. The family finally escapes, ending 3000 years of Jewish presence in Iraq.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781870015745
ISBN-10: 1870015746
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 143mm x 34mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Mona Yahia

When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad by Mona Yahia When the Grey Beetles Took Over Baghdad, Paperback (June 2003)

Depicts life in Baghdad as only an insider can - very accurately and very beautifully

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Author Biography - Mona Yahia

Born in Baghdad in 1954, Mona Yahia escaped in 1970 and went to live in Israel. In 1985 she moved to Germany to study fine arts and has remained there ever since.

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