Dreaming of Baghdad


Women Unlimited, New Delhi, 2012

169 pages

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In the 1970s, a group of activists united by the dream of a better Iraq, organised in opposition to the Ba’ath Party and its charismatic leader, Saddam Hussein. Haifa Zangana was among the resisters who were captured, imprisoned and tortured in Abu Ghraib.

During her first years of exile, Zangana writes about the heady days of her activist youth, confinement in Iraqi prisons, and a forced departure from family and country. As she reckons with the past, she recovers vivid memories of life in a place she can never return to, a place that now no longer exists.


Haifa Zangana

Haifa Zangana writes regularly for the Guardian and Al-Ahram Weekly, and is the author of many books, including City of Widows: An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance. She lives in London.