The Resource Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund

Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund

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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
Title
Between two worlds
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escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
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Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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eng
Summary
  • Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam. As a palace insider, she offers a glimpse of life under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle". She was asked to erase her memory as she heard of crimes she was not supposed to hear of, and witnessed her mother hiding her tears lest it upset Saddam. Her mother eventually sent her to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's affection, but the marriage turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Despite extraordinary challenges, she started over as a champion of female victims of war, dedicating her life to speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world. But until now, she has never told her personal tale.--From publisher description
  • "Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein's personal pilot and her family's life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she needed to survive. A plastic smile. Saying yes. Burying in boxes in her mind the horrors glimpsed around her. "Learn to erase your memories, " she instructed. "He can read eyes."" "In this memoir, a global leader in the fight on behalf of women victims of war reveals ties to a dictator that fear had kept sealed up inside her for years. She describes tyranny as she saw it - through the eyes of a privileged child, a rebellious teenager, a violated wife, and ultimately a public figure fighting to overcome the skill that once kept her alive: silence." "Zainab was just twenty when her mother talked her into an arranged marriage in America. She found herself wed to an abusive stranger and fled. Stranded by the Gulf War, unaware that her mother had sent her away to save her from Saddam's growing affection, she started over. Only when Alia was dying did Salbi realize that she had gone to war zones around the world asking other women for answers that her mother had all along." "Between Two Worlds is a quest for truth that deepens our understanding of the universal themes of power, fear, sexual subjugation, and the question one generation asks the one before it: How could you have let this happen to us? Why, the child in Salbi needed to know, didn't her father just fly her away?"--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TAUP
Dewey number
956.77044092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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Previously published as Gotham Books hardcover edition, 2005
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txt
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11162543
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22 cm.
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293 pages
Isbn
9781592402441
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Media type code
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(Sirsi) TG95908

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