Farewell to Dejla

Farewell to Dejla

Cleverly elucidating the somber diaspora of Iraqi Jews, this collection of stories explores the little-publicized migration of a people escaping oppression, only to be confronted with the difficult realities of new nations and customs.

Author: Tova Sadka

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9780897339865

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Cleverly elucidating the somber diaspora of Iraqi Jews, this collection of stories explores the little-publicized migration of a people escaping oppression, only to be confronted with the difficult realities of new nations and customs. Sadka's work spans Iraq, Israel and the U.S. with beautiful, laconic prose, magnifying the everyday adversity of immigrants. These moving, impressive stories are based on historic fact inasmuch as they deal with the destruction of the world's oldest Jewish community. It is estimated that there were 150,000 Jews in Iraq in 1948; Israel has absorbed some 132,000. At the moment, there are about eight Jews remaining in Iraq, half over eighty years old.
Categories: Fiction

Iraq s Modern Arabic Literature

Iraq s Modern Arabic Literature

Farewell to Dejla: Stories of Iraqi Jews at Home and in Exile. Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago Publishers, 2008. Saeed, Mahmoud. “Predicament of Iraqi Intellectuals: Victims of Domestic Repression and Sanctions.” Ed. and trans.

Author: Salih J. Altoma

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810877066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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This book covers 60 years of translations, studies, and other writings, which represent Iraq's national literature, including recent works of numerous Iraqi writers living in Western exile. By drawing attention to a largely overlooked but relevant and extensive literature accessible in English, it will serve as an invaluable guide to students of contemporary Iraq, modern Arabic literature and other fields such as women's studies, postcolonial studies, third world literature, American-Arab/Muslim Relations, and disapora studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines