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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(223mm x 143mm x 34mm)
Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
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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.