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The Man in Blue Pyjamas: A Prison Memoir Jalal Barzanji

The Man in Blue Pyjamas: A Prison Memoir

Jalal Barzanji

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ISBN : 9780888646118
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288 pages
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The style of my book must be in small pieces, as my life has been in pieces.From 1986 to 1988 poet and journalist Jalal Barzanji endured imprisonment and torture in an Iraqi prison because of his literary and journalistic activity. It was not untilMoreThe style of my book must be in small pieces, as my life has been in pieces.From 1986 to 1988 poet and journalist Jalal Barzanji endured imprisonment and torture in an Iraqi prison because of his literary and journalistic activity. It was not until 1998, when he and his family took refuge in Canada, that he was able to consider speaking out fully on the issues of peace, justice and freedom. Ever an acute observer, Barzanji offers readers detailed portraits of life in the ancient Kurdish city of Hawler- in prison, he grounds readers with his ability to find moments of compassion and humanity amidst the relentless assault of Saddam Husseins regime. In 2007, Barzanji was appointed as Edmontons first PEN Canada Writer-in-Exile. This poignant literary memoir is the product of that residency. The Man in Blue Pyjamas is his first work in English.