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Farewell, Babylon : Coming of Age in Jewish Baghdad (Paperback)

Author: Kattan, Naim

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In "Farewell, Babylon, " Naim Kattan takes readers into the heart of exotic mid-19th-century Baghdad''s then-teeming Jewish community. Jews had lived in Iraq for 25 centuries, long before the time of Christ or Muhammad, but anti-Semitism and nationalism were on the rise. In this beautifully written memoir, a young boy comes of age and describes his discoveries -- of work, literature, patriotism, the joys of lazy Sundays swimming in the Tigris. He also talks eloquently of his greatest discovery: women and love. This is a story of roots and exile, of thirst for life and life''s experiences. However, more than that it is a tribute to a lost world, an ancient Eastern city in which Iraq''s Kurds, Bedouins, Sunnis, Shiites, Chaldeans, Catholics, and Jews all lived together in a rough, rewarding sort of harmony.

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9781551927992
SKU 202054024
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1551927993
Release Date 2/13/2006
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