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The Resource A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal, Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen

A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal, Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen

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A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal
Title
A hundred and one days
Title remainder
a Baghdad journal
Statement of responsibility
Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
Title variation
  • 101 days
  • Hundred & one days : a Baghdad journal
  • Baghdad journal
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
  • For one hundred and one days-from January until April 2003-Asne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad for Scandinavian, German, and Dutch media. Through her articles and live television coverage she reported on the events in Iraq before, during, and after the attacks by the American and British forces. Always in search of a story far less obvious than the American military invasion, Seierstad now brings to life the world behind the headlines in this compelling-and heartbreaking-account of her time among the people of Iraq
  • From the moment she first arrived in Baghdad on a ten-day visa, Seierstad was determined to unearth the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really live. In A Hundred and One Days, she introduces us to daily life under the constant threat of attack-first from the Iraqi government and later from American bombs. Moving from the deafening silence of life under Hussein to the explosions that destroyed power, water, and security, Seierstad sets out to discover: What happens to people when the dam bursts? What do they choose to say when they can suddenly say what they like? What do they miss most when their world changes overnight? Displaying the novelist's eye and lyrical story-telling that have won her awards around the world, Seierstad here brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters, from foreign press apparatchik Uday, to Zahra, a mother of three, to Aliya, the guide and translator who becomes a friend. Putting their trust in a European woman with no obvious agenda, these and other Iraqis speak for themselves, to tell the stories we never see on the evening news. Asne is the only woman in the world to cover both the fall of Kabul in 2001 and the bombings of Baghdad in 20
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Summary
Provides a narrative of life in Iraq just before, during, and after the American invasion of March 2003, presenting the opinions and experiences of ordinary Iraquis attempting to carry on some semblance of normal life
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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170749
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ZNS
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Baghdad journal
Label
A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal, Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
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Publication
Copyright
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Originally published: London : Virago, 2004
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780465076000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm58846219
  • LBr
Label
A hundred and one days : a Baghdad journal, Asne Seierstad ; translated by Ingrid Christophersen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Virago, 2004
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780465076000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm58846219
  • LBr

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