Farewell, Babylon: Coming of Age in Jewish Baghdad Naim Kattan

ISBN: 9781551927992

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222 pages


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Farewell, Babylon: Coming of Age in Jewish Baghdad  by  Naim Kattan

Farewell, Babylon: Coming of Age in Jewish Baghdad by Naim Kattan
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In Farewell, Babylon, Naim Kattan takes readers into the heart of exotic mid-19th-century Baghdads then-teeming Jewish community. Jews had lived in Iraq for 25 centuries, long before the time of Christ or Muhammad, but anti-Semitism and nationalismMoreIn Farewell, Babylon, Naim Kattan takes readers into the heart of exotic mid-19th-century Baghdads then-teeming Jewish community.

Jews had lived in Iraq for 25 centuries, long before the time of Christ or Muhammad, but anti-Semitism and nationalism were on the rise. In this beautifully written memoir, a young boy comes of age and describes his discoveries — of work, literature, patriotism, the joys of lazy Sundays swimming in the Tigris.

He also talks eloquently of his greatest discovery: women and love. This is a story of roots and exile, of thirst for life and lifes experiences. However, more than that it is a tribute to a lost world, an ancient Eastern city in which Iraq’s Kurds, Bedouins, Sunnis, Shiites, Chaldeans, Catholics, and Jews all lived together in a rough, rewarding sort of harmony.



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