Item description for High Tea in Mosul: The True Story of Two Englishwomen in War-torn Iraq by Lynne O'Donnell...
Two Englishwomen,marriedto Iraqi men they met in Britain and later accompanied back to the northern city of Mosul, tell their stories to a reporter in this unusual look at Westerners immersed in Middle Easternculture and politics. Pauline Basheer, wife of an Iraqi heart surgeon and mother of two children, has lived in Iraq formore than 30 years, and her friend,another Englishwoman who alsoarrived in Iraq in the mid--70s. The book details how the two women got to know each other as theyassimilated,learning Arabic, living within traditional Iraqi family structures, andenduring the rigors of Saddam Hussein's regime: food rationing, thought police, anti-Western discrimination, and almost constant war. Interviewed for the book in 2003, they describe their overlapping experiences in Mosul and share their individual perspectives on this life-changing experience.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.59" Height: 1.18" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Cyan Communications
ISBN 1905736096 ISBN13 9781905736096
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynne O'Donnell
Lynne O'Donnell has been a journalist for 25 years, writing for newspapers, magazines and news wires, and reporting for radio stations all over the world. She lives in Hong Kong.
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High Tea In Mosul Nov 15, 2007
Super read. True insight as to how many women are treated in the Middle East. It makes you happy, sad, angry and anxious. These women must have truly loved their husbands to endure what they did. I could not live under such conditions.