The Baghdad villa

Book Cover
Average Rating
Kawar, Samira, translator.
Northampton : Interlink Books, 2023.
Physical Desc
224 pages ; 21 cm.
Downtown Lansing - 1st Floor-Adult Fiction
FIC Elhetti
1 available
Haslett - Fiction
FIC Elhetti
1 available


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Downtown Lansing - 1st Floor-Adult FictionFIC ElhettiAvailable
Haslett - FictionFIC ElhettiAvailable

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Northampton : Interlink Books, 2023.


General Note
Published in Arabic in 2016 as Ayyam al-Turab (Days of Dust) by Dar Al Tanweer, Tunis, Tunisia.
General Note
Translated from the Arabic.
"Set in Baghdad following the 2003 American invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein and unleashed chaos. At the center of the narrative is a young woman, Ghosnelban, who belongs to what would have been an aristocratic family under the former Iraqi monarchy and sees herself and her family as guardians of an aristocratic code of noble values and traditions. She witnesses her world and family life collapsing as the violence around her intensifies. The story encompasses three generations of the same family, and shows the effects of successive coups and wars on Iraqi society by focusing on the uprooting of a well-established family that has deep roots in Iraq. Ghosnelban interprets the events unfolding around her through detailed descriptive analysis of seven paintings hanging on the walls of a formal reception room in the family’s palatial villa. The family’s fate embodies the wider ruination affecting the country at large." --publisher's website.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hītī, Z., & Kawar, S. (2023). The Baghdad villa . Interlink Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hītī, Zuhayr and Samira, Kawar. 2023. The Baghdad Villa. Interlink Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hītī, Zuhayr and Samira, Kawar. The Baghdad Villa Interlink Books, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hītī, Zuhayr,, and Samira Kawar. The Baghdad Villa Interlink Books, 2023.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.