The Baghdad Clock by Shahad Al Rawi audiobook

The Baghdad Clock

By Shahad Al Rawi
Translated by Luke Leafgren
Read by Christine Tawfik

Brilliance Audio 9781786073242

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978615625

  • ISBN: 9781978615625

Runtime: 7.10 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION 2018

For fans of The Kite Runner comes this remarkable debut, the number one bestselling title in Iraq, Dubai and the UAE

Baghdad, 1991. In the midst of the first Gulf War, a young Iraqi girl huddles with her neighbours in an air raid shelter. There, she meets Nadia. The two girls quickly become best friends and together they imagine a world not torn apart by civil war, sharing their dreams, their hopes and their desires, and their first loves. But as they grow older and the bombs continue to fall, the international sanctions bite and friends begin to flee the country, the girls must face the fact that their lives will never be the same again.

This poignant debut novel will spirit readers away to a world they know only from the television, revealing just what it is like to grow up in a city that is slowly disappearing in front of your eyes, and showing how in the toughest times, children can build up the greatest resilience.

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Author

Author Bio: Shahad Al Rawi

Author Bio: Shahad Al Rawi

Shahad Al Rawi was born in Baghdad in 1986. She is a writer and novelist. The Baghdad Clock is her first novel, and it went through three printings in the first months of publication. She is currently completing a PhD in anthropology in Dubai.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English