A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal

Basic Books, 24 apr. 2009 - 336 sidor
From January until April 2003 -- for one hundred and one days -- Ã?ne Seierstad worked as a reporter in Bagdad for Scandinavian, German, and Dutch media. Through her articles and live television coverage she reported on the events in Iraq before, during, and after the attacks by the American and British forces. But Seierstad was after a story far less obvious than the military invasion. From the moment she arrived in Baghdad Seierstad was determined to understand the modern secrets of an ancient place and to find out how the Iraqi people really live. In A Hundred and One Days , she introduces us to daily life under the constant threat of attack -- first from the Iraqi government and later from American bombs. Moving from the deafening silence of life under Hussein to the explosions that destroyed the power supply, the water supply, and security, Seierstad sets out to discover: What happens to people when the dam bursts? What do they choose to say when they can suddenly say what they like? What do they miss most when their world changes overnight? Displaying the novelist's eye and lyrical storytelling that have won her awards around the world, Seierstad here brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters to tell the stories we never see on the evening news. The only woman in the world to cover both the fall of Kabul in 2001 and the bombings of Baghdad in 2003, Ã?ne Seierstad has redefined war reporting with her mesmerizing book.

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"We were tortured mentally by the all-pervading fear", 19 Aug 2014 This review is from: A Hundred And One Days: A Baghdad Journal (Paperback) I thought this offered an extremely balanced view of the ... Läs hela recensionen

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very engaging book. you feel you are there.. yes she complains a lot about people not willing to talk but that is part of her story. you feel for her journalist friends. you fear for her getting hurt ... Läs hela recensionen

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Sida 24 - Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they began to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Sida 12 - Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing : And I will bless them that bless thee : and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Sida 24 - And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language ; and this they begin to do : and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Sida 24 - Therefore is the name of it called Babel ; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth : and from thence did the Birth of LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the Abram earth.
Sida 149 - All the decades of deceit and cruelty have now reached an end. Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict, commenced at a time of our choosing. For their own safety, all foreign nationals — including journalists and inspectors — should leave Iraq immediately.
Sida 12 - Now the Lord had said unto Abraham, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee...
Sida 22 - ... hours, the hour into 60 minutes, and the minute into 60 seconds). These two relations are sufficient for the ready conversion of terrestrial into lunar time, and vice versa.
Sida 18 - ... walls, Ibrahim with his smiling lips and restless shifting eyes — and the whole town waiting to hear the fate of the army which has gone up with the Amir against Jof. And to the spiritual sense the place smells of blood. The tales round my camp fire are all of murder, and the air whispers of murder. It gets on your nerves when you sit day after day between high mud walls, and I thank heaven that my nerves are not very responsive. They have kept me awake only one night out of seven! 'March 6th....

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Åsne Seierstad is an award-winning journalist who has reported from such war-torn regions as Chechnya, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The author of A Hundred and One Days as well as The Bookseller of Kabul, she lives in Norway.

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