Those who tried to escape were tracked down and captured, sometimes killed for trying to escape, just like in the American South.

Anyway, forget about it.

Why am I only learning about this so many years later?

He was an artist-tyrant? If he wrote novels I wonder now if he was even a tyrant. He wrote four books in fact.

It took this many years to translate?

The New York Times calls this one a “a forgettable piece of pulp” – they would say that wouldn’t they.

In the context of Saddam though, it’s even recognized as literature? That’s making me laugh.

a mix between Game of Thrones and the UK House of Cards-style fiction

This pic kind of puts him in a new light

He looks like a politician in a country.

“We took over the place the Talmud was written in.”

From that historiography book from yesterday

The latest-known Babylonian work is that of the third-century BC writer, Berossus, who wrote in Greek. Nothing of his original work now survives though it was well known in Hellenistic and Roman times.

Isn’t that sad?

These Saddam novels might as well not have survived either. He’s already so distant to us as a figure who would bother? Yet if we read them before he died, what would we have thought then? No one cares, he is dead, Babylon is conquered.

This doesn’t seem mature

Since his death, the translation and sale of Hussein’s books has been controversial in many countries, though bootleg copies and translations have sold well.

Interfaith dialogues – this one’s called Begone, Demons!

Talk about a cliffhanger, don’t you want to know more?

I mean, in real life Isaac and Joseph team up to kill Mahmoud.

This was written just prior to the invasion of Iraq, could tell us something about his perspective on the event

Isaac is a villain and traitor, while the other two, honest and good

“The Iraq War” is such a euphemism, when are we going to start calling it the Israel-Iraq War?

Who even remembers the other “king” of that conflict?

“Be gone, demon.” But Hescel – a fat evil old man some readers might identify with Ariel Sharon – returns instead with Roman allies.

All these pseudo-reviews I’m finding of his books are just polemical hit-pieces written by regime-bootlickers.

Related- I might’ve forgotten to mention that a few months ago I discovered via his Arabic wiki that Gaddafi wrote several books too. Slavery is now a thriving business market in Libya since they ousted him too last I checked.

A few 2016 articles say that Begone, Demons! was going to be published soon and I haven’t found it anywhere.

It was translated into Russian in 2007

Nobody expected that in Hussein’s book it would not be said that the Jews were to blame for everything – it is said there.

The very first lines say that the Jews, “who were once driven captives to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar,” destroyed this sacred city, treacherously conspiring with the Persians.

That’s the first time I’ve heard of them destroying Babylon. None other than Saddam himself claims this? Hmm.

Reminds me of this

After the robbery of the Persian Empire, the “Persian” Jews from the tribe of Simon, loaded with loot to the very top, were again left “without a homeland” and went to wander further across the World…

then the owners very convincingly asked the Jews to leave the borders of the country, having tasted all the “delights” of coexistence with them.

Looks like Saddam discusses usury in that novel too.

Litmir has a partial text of the initially mentioned novel about the US-as-rapist.

Ah, here it is, Begone, Demons! insta-translated from the Arabic.

Pretty profound concept

The spotlight sheds light on the personality of each of them, namely: Hesqel, Youssef and Mahmoud. 
In this episode, the novel continues an explanation of the positions of each of the three on the concept of wealth. 

Ibrahim and his children (his grandchildren) were talking about the distant past

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