Sweet Dates In Basra: A Novel by Jessica Jiji

Sweet Dates In Basra: A Novel

byJessica Jiji

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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“In this story of love and search for identity, Jessica Jiji succeeds fully in capturing passions, depth of feeling, and strong relationships beyond ethnic and religious differences.”
—Naim Kattan, author of Farewell Babylon<_o3a_p>

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Jessica Jiji’s Sweet Dates in Basra is a compelling, poignant, and unforgettable tale of friendship and family, set in Iraq during the second world war. A dramatic departure from Jiji’s previous novel, Diamonds Take Forever, Sweet Dates in Basra brilliantly captures the atmosphere of a volatile Middle East during the previous century and pays tribute to the lost traditions of a once-idyllic world. <_o3a_p>

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The daughter of an Iraqi immigrant, Jessica Jiji is a speechwriter for the secretary-general of the United Nations. Her first novel, Diamonds Take Forever, was published in 2005. She lives in New York City with her husband and three sons.
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Title:Sweet Dates In Basra: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061689300

ISBN - 13:9780061689307

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“Sweet Dates in Basra is a moving novel which brings to life years of friendship and understanding, conflict and violence between Jews and Muslims in Basra. In this story of love and search for identity, Jessica Jiji succeeds fully in capturing passions, depth of feeling, and strong relationships beyond ethnic and religious differences.”