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  • Published: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780553816402
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq



Iraqi woman's true story of life inside Saddam Hussein's torture prisons, by the bestselling author of PRINCESS

Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. When Saddam Hussein seized power, Mayada found herself alone in Baghdad, a divorced parent, earning a meagre living, until one morning when she was dragged to the notorious Baladiyat Prison, falsely accused of printing anti-government propaganda and thrown into a cell with seventeen 'shadow women'. Not only the story of a woman intimately connected to Iraq's cultured, ancient history, this book is a powerful witness to the horror wrought by Saddam on the souls of Iraq's ordinary citizens.From the bestselling author of PRINCESS.'Unforgettable in content, fascinating in detail... a book to move you to tears.' Fay Weldon

  • Published: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780553816402
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Jean Sasson

Jean Sasson grew up in a small town in America's deep south before moving to the Middle East in 1978 to work at a prestigious royal hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 1985, she met Princess Sultana, who inspired the widely acclaimed Princess Trilogy. Jean later worked as freelance writer in Lebanon and Kuwait, conducting interviews with Kuwaitis who survived the first Gulf war, as well as high ranking Kuwaiti officials before, during and after the War. Her affection for the Middle East has been the motivation for a number of her books and Jean has spent her career sharing the personal stories of many courageous women. Princess: Stepping Out Of The Shadows is the latest book in the bestselling Princess series.

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Praise for Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq

A captivating book.

Daily Express

An astonishing read.

Woman's Own

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