The First Evidence: A Memoir of Life in Iraq Under Saddam Hussein

The First Evidence: A Memoir of Life in Iraq Under Saddam Hussein

by Juman Kubba

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Few countries in contemporary times have had more political intrigue, violence and terror than the Iraq of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath party. The atrocities of the Iraqi government, which were highlighted only after the Gulf War and are now receiving much attention, actually began in the 1970s.
There are few accounts of what individuals endured, what everyday life was like, and the impact that Saddam Hussein's repressive regime has had on the lives of Iraqi citizens. The author of this remarkable memoir recounts growing up in Baghdad in the 70s during the early days of Saddam Hussein's reign. She describes in detail her family's fear and the cruel punishment they suffered when her father, a successful professional from a renowned, high-profile family, discovered the direct involvement of Iraqi authorities in the notorious Abu Tubar serial killings that rocked Baghdad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786415809
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/11/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Professor and researcher Juman Kubba is an adviser on education reform in Iraq.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Author’s Note xi

Preface 1

Introduction 5

1. Baghdad 1971 13

2. Enigma 30

3. My Father Is Detained 50

4. Jasmine 94

5. A Deep Dark Well 121

6. A Letter of Love 162

Epilogue 176

Index 185

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