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Recommended books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Asia Challenge were written by authors from Iraq. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi translated by Jonathan Wright EN

Rating: 3.9     15 Votes
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
Description:
*Man Booker International Prize finalist* “Brave and ingenious.” —The New York Times “Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.” —Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment “Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read.” —Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the pa... continue
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Recommended: 28 Apr 2018

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The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq by Hassan Blasim EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
Description:
The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, the Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before. Here is a world not only of soldiers and assassins, hostages and car bombers, refugees and terrorists
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

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The Last Girl : My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Country: Asia / Iraq flag Iraq
Description:
"A memoir of Nadia Murad's time as a captive of the Islamic State, her escape, and her human rights activism"--
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Recommended: 25 May 2022


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