Frankenstein in baghdad arabic is an arabic novel written by the iraqi writer ahmed saadawi it won the ipaf award international prize for arabic fiction for 2014 the novel is a wartime spin on mary shelleys frankenstein or the modern prometheus. This is a novel that depicts the horror chaos and mass death that has visited the residents of baghdad in iraq since the us occupation delivered with the blackest of humour via the reinterpretation of the gothic frankenstein. Frankenstein in baghdad by ahmed saadawi review strange violent and wickedly funny saadawis strange violent and wickedly funny book borrows heavily from the science fiction canon and . Frankenstein in baghdad new york penguin books 2018 the novel is set in iraq in 2005 and begins with a top secret memo written by an iraqi intelligence committee investigating the tracking and pursuit department a bureau that employed astrologers to predict the locations of future terrorist attacks. Frankenstein in baghdad is about many things other than a creature who terrorizes the city at night its a real estate novel in which there are struggles over old houses and hotels
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