Daughter of the Tigris

Muhsin Al-Ramli

In Daughter of the Tigris, Muhsin Al-Ramly shines a light on Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime and the entry of American forces into the country, and follows his earlier title, The President’s Gardens.. It gives an insight into the worsening conditions experienced by the country in new forms: the emergence of parties and militias, looting, assassinations, rapes, explosions, the struggle for power and senseless killings. People’s lives have become worthless and the dead are mere statistics. Mass graves, once a symbol of the old oppressive regime, have – in a bizarre twist – turned into shrines where people seek blessing.        


Dar al-Mada


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