Ç The Orange Trees of Baghdad - In Search of My Lost Family || ↠ PDF Read by ✓ Leilah Nadir

By Leilah Nadir | Comments: ( 185 ) | Date: ( Dec 11, 2019 )

Born to an Iraqi Christian father and a British mother, and raised in Britain and Canada, Leilah Nadir has never set foot on Iraqi soil Distanced from her Iraqi roots through immigration and now cut off by war, the closest link she has to the nation is through her father, who left Baghdad in the 1960s when he was sixteen to pursue his studies in England His Iraq is of myBorn to an Iraqi Christian father and a British mother, and raised in Britain and Canada, Leilah Nadir has never set foot on Iraqi soil Distanced from her Iraqi roots through immigration and now cut off by war, the closest link she has to the nation is through her father, who left Baghdad in the 1960s when he was sixteen to pursue his studies in England His Iraq is of mythical origins his beginnings are in a garden at the family home that now lays vacant Through her father s memories, Leilah recounts her familys lost story, from Iraq at the turn of the twentieth century during the British occupation, to the Iraq Iran War and the Gulf War Through her cousins still living in Baghdad, she experiences the thunderous explosions of the present day conflict, and Leilahs friend, award winning photographer Farah Nosh, brings home news of Leilahs family after her visits to Iraq, as well as stunning photos of civilians and their often tragic stories.


  • Title: The Orange Trees of Baghdad - In Search of My Lost Family
  • Author: Leilah Nadir
  • ISBN: 9781552639412
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments The Orange Trees of Baghdad - In Search of My Lost Family

  • Tiffany

    There is so much to discover within the pages of this book. Although it is a more personal account of Iraq's history and culture, I feel there is a lot of truth spoken about what the media does not show us about the war in Iraq.Leilah Nadir was born to an Iraqui father and British mother. She writes about Iraq from a risky point of view, as she has never set foot on Iraqi soil. In spite of this, she is an important voice for the Iraqi people and the horrors that have ravaged their country since [...]


  • Nadia

    This is the book I have always wanted to write about my background - it is not exactly the same, but similar. It really feels good that somebody else has felt the same things I have felt - our background is such a beautiful, lively and lovely culture full of things people would love to have but it is also tainted by these wars and political issues and separations of family that nobody would want ever. It actually feels good to not be alone in this mixed bag of feelings our parents gave us And th [...]


  • Carol Shaben

    Leilah Nadir takes us on a poignant soul-stirring journey of personal and political discovery. Masterfully constructed and profoundly moving, Nadir’s memoir is an intimate unforgettable account of one woman’s quest to connect with her Iraqi heritage, and a stunning portrait of war’s ravages on a once-majestic country and its people. A must-read for anyone interested in the tragic reality of Iraq since the 1991 Gulf War.


  • Marthe Bijman

    Leilah Nadir, a Canadian of mixed English/Iraqi birth, wanted, like most people do at certain times in their lives, to trace her origins, discover her culture and find out what makes her what she is. The catch is that her Iraqi family members, the sources for her memoirs, are difficult to contact in Iraq since the communication infrastructure has been almost totally destroyed. Either than or they become refugees or die in the war. At the time of publication, Nadir had never set foot in Iraq sinc [...]


  • Lori Padgett

    Without a hint of doubt, one of the most amazing books I have read in many years! We've all heard so much about the invasion, war and subsequent occupation of Iraq, but for most of us, it is from the media's point of view. Leilah Nadir does an amazing job of bringing us closer to, and getting to know, her family in Baghdad. Through her words the reader becomes integrated with her famliy and allows us to experience the American occupation through their eyes. It also allows us to have a better und [...]


  • Murtaza

    A sad, poignant book about Iraq by a Canadian author whose family is from there. Like many others she is unable to return home but she narrates the story through the experiences of her family members still living there. The great merit of this book is that it tells the story through the experiences of ordinary individuals rather than politicians or militants - the real people who have their lives upended by these cruel events. She is an excellent writer and the book is honest, moving and emotion [...]


  • Sherrida McKnight

    An interesting look at what was happening to the people of Iraq during the continuous wars in the country. The author is Canadian, the daughter of an Iraqi man. Her father went abroad in 1960 to further his studies; conditions in Iraq were such that he has never been able to return. The story is based on correspondence received from family members still living in the region. The book was interesting in that it tells a very different story from what was being said through the media.


  • Angharad Stokes-rhys

    A fascinating insight into life in Iraq, despite the fact that the author has never been there. The stories of various family members allow her to live vicariously, and through them is revealed a disturbing, but profoundly warm and welcoming reality about life in war-torn Iraq. A lovely book, and well worth the read.


  • Sara

    I quite enjoyed this book. In reading it I realized that when you look at someone from another culture, you don't always think about whether or not they have family back home in the country that they are from, and how hard it is to keep in contact with them.


  • Anne

    I was so fascinated by her father's memories of growing up in Baghdad in the 1940s and 50s, and would have loved to read more about that, but I understand the author's purpose was also to bear witness to all that has happened there.


  • Miranda

    This book offers insight into what living in war-torn Baghdad is like. While I have never thought the media is remotely portraying the situations there in an accurate manner, this book offered many things I hadn't even thought of; ways the war would impact the civilians. An essential read.


  • Osamuyi Okpame

    Once you pick up this book and start reading, you never want to put it down again until you finish it. ;) Very interesting and funny the way she tells her family history from Iraq and their sojourn in the western world. She tells these stories in an interesting and fascinating way.


  • Renee

    For some reason, I really enjoyed this book. I would give it a 4.5 if I could. Something really moved me about this story.


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