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Baghdad Diary

Nuha al-Radi

‘Other countries do wrong: look what Russia did in Afghanistan, or Turkey invading Cyprus, or Israel taking over Palestine and Lebanon. Nobody bombed them senseless. They were not even punished. Perhaps we have too much history.’

Nuha al-Radi

Nuha al-Radi (1941–2004) was an Iraqi diarist, ceramist and painter. Her eyewitness account of the Gulf War and its aftermath, Baghdad Diaries, first appeared in Granta 42 and was afterwards published as a book (Saqi/Vintage), as well as translated into several languages.

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