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AHMAD ARDALAN: SADDAM HUSSEIN LOVED IRAQ IN HIS OWN WAY

Iraqi author Ahmad Ardalan published his last novel The Gardener of Baghdad in the summer. “This story is so sweet”, “The story caught my heart”, “Absolutely beautiful story” are some of the comments by the readers, who gave an average 4.8 rating in Amazon from 12 reviews. In the following interview our guest is speaking not only about his books, but about his country, which is still suffering by the war.
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– Ahmad, what is your book The Gardener of Baghdad about?
– A historical romance set in the golden era of Baghdad. It reflects life in two periods of time, present day Baghdad, and the 40’s and 50’s of this great city. Adnan, a bookshop owner finds a fifty years old memoir, and discovers through the eyes of Ali, The Gardener of Baghdad, that one can restore the belief of hope, and love even in the darkest times.
“Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?”
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