A Stranger in Your Own City

A Stranger in Your Own City: Travels in the Middle East’s Long War

Hardback Published on: 02/03/2023
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A work of great beauty and tragedy from a gifted storyteller and reporter. Published on the twentieth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, it places the experience of ordinary civilians at its heart. This is the story of a people who once lived under the rule of a megalomaniac leader who shaped the state in his own image. Then one day, after yet another war, a foreign army invaded, toppled the leader, destroyed the state, and proceeded to invent a new country. This is the story of a people who watched with horror as their world fragmented into a hundred different cities, as walls rose between them and bodies piled in the streets. From the American invasion to the Arab Spring, ISIS and beyond, A Stranger in Your Own City offers a remarkable de-centring of the West in the history and contemporary situation of the region. What comes to the fore is the effect on the ground: the human cost, the shifting allegiances, the generational change.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781529151534
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 723g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 42 mm

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