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Sweet Dates in Basra: A Novel

Authors: Jiji, Jessica
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC000000, FIC014040
ISBN: 9780061991431, Related ISBNs: 0061991430, 9780061689307, 9780061991431
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 368,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

“In this story of love and search for identity, Jessica Jiji succeeds fully in capturing passions, depth of feeling, and strong relationships beyond ethnic and religious differences.”
—Naim Kattan, author of Farewell Babylon

 

Jessica Jiji’s Sweet Dates in Basra is a compelling, poignant, and unforgettable tale of friendship and family, set in Iraq during the second world war. A dramatic departure from Jiji’s previous novel, Diamonds Take Forever, Sweet Dates in Basra brilliantly captures the atmosphere of a volatile Middle East during the previous century and pays tribute to the lost traditions of a once-idyllic world.

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