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The President's Gardens de Muhsin Al-Ramli
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The President's Gardens (2012 original; edició 2017)

de Muhsin Al-Ramli (Autor), Luke Leafgren (Traductor)

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On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop. One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated. How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death? The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell. It lies on the scarred, irradiated battlefields of the Gulf War and in the ashes of a revolution strangled in its cradle. It lies in the steadfast love of his wife and the festering scorn of his daughter. And, above all, it lies behind the locked gates of The President's Gardens, buried alongside the countless victims of a pitiless reign of terror.… (més)
Membre:hunyum
Títol:The President's Gardens
Autors:Muhsin Al-Ramli (Autor)
Altres autors:Luke Leafgren (Traductor)
Informació:MacLehose Press (2017), 352 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

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The President's Gardens de Muḥsin Ramlī (2012)

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This is a slow-paced novel which worked well for the story. Taking place in Iraq during Hussein's regime and the Iran-Iraq War, The President's Gardens follows Abdullah, Tariq, and Ibrahim, three friends who lives intertwine and who deal with things like love, loss, oppression, war, and more. Beautifully written and intriguing, I highly recommend. ( )
  Kristymk18 | Jul 24, 2018 |
A haunting, unsettling book, The President's Gardens follows three friends—Tariq, Ibrahim, and Abdullah—who are born in a small village in Iraq in the late 1950s. They live through war, dictatorship, imprisonment, torture, and coercion, which Muhsin al-Ramli recounts in prose that doesn't ask the reader to become a voyeur, but rather a witness. Though the pacing and structure have some issues, and I found the ending to be a bit too abrupt, this is still a powerful read. ( )
  siriaeve | Jul 17, 2018 |
For many of us, Iraq as an entity is summed up by the images of air strikes on the news and by the rhetoric of politicians and military leaders. It is a place that for all my life has seemed profoundly 'other': my earliest memories of seeing war on television are of the Gulf War, when I was five years old. So I came to this book with curiosity, hoping to learn more about the people who have suffered such an existence. Written by the expatriate Iraqi author Muhsin Al-Ramli, it's a haunting, often horrific tale of three close friends in a rural community, whose lives intersect with the tragedy and chaos of their country.

For the review, due to be published on 8 May 2017, please see my blog:
https://theidlewoman.net/2017/05/08/the-presidents-gardens-muhsin-al-ramli ( )
  TheIdleWoman | May 7, 2017 |
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On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop. One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq, known to his friends as Ibrahim the Fated. How did this good and humble man earn the enmity of so many? What did he do to deserve such a death? The answer lies in his lifelong friendship with Abdullah Kafka and Tariq the Befuddled, who each have their own remarkable stories to tell. It lies on the scarred, irradiated battlefields of the Gulf War and in the ashes of a revolution strangled in its cradle. It lies in the steadfast love of his wife and the festering scorn of his daughter. And, above all, it lies behind the locked gates of The President's Gardens, buried alongside the countless victims of a pitiless reign of terror.

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