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Between Two Rivers: A Story of Life, Love and Marriage from an English woman in Baghdad

Biography & autobiography


by
Dorothy Al Khafaji

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 300 pages

File size: 775 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

When Dorothy set off on a night out with her sister she never dreamt it would lead to a car journey to Baghdad; but that night she met a dark, mysterious stranger – an Iraqi student named Zane- and almost before she knew it they were married and driving to Baghdad in a borrowed car with their baby daughter, Summer. They moved into a house in the suburbs with Zane’s family, throwing Dorothy into the maelstrom of Iraqi culture: letters could take weeks to arrive, there were no mobile phones or computers and there was no direct dial facility to the UK – she might as well have been living on the moon. Between Two Rivers is an honest, funny and moving memoir of Baghdad life from the perspective of a young woman from England transplanted into another culture by love.

When Dorothy set off on a night out with her sister she never dreamt it would lead to a car journey to Baghdad; but that night she met a dark, mysterious stranger – an Iraqi student named Zane- and almost before she knew it they were married and driving to Baghdad in a borrowed car with their baby daughter, Summer. They moved into a house in the suburbs with Zane’s family, throwing Dorothy into the maelstrom of Iraqi culture: letters could take weeks to arrive,… (more)

When Dorothy set off on a night out with her sister she never dreamt it would lead to a car journey to Baghdad; but that night she met a dark, mysterious stranger – an Iraqi student named Zane- and almost before she knew it they were married and driving to Baghdad in a borrowed car with their baby daughter, Summer. They moved into a house in the suburbs with Zane’s family, throwing Dorothy into the maelstrom of Iraqi culture: letters could take weeks to arrive, there were no mobile phones or computers and there was no direct dial facility to the UK – she might as well have been living on the moon. Between Two Rivers is an honest, funny and moving memoir of Baghdad life from the perspective of a young woman from England transplanted into another culture by love.

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