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Between Two Worlds: Escape From Tyranny: Growing Up In The Shadow Of Sadam (Anglais) MP3 CD – Livre audio, MP3 Audio, Version intégrale

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Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein's personal pilot and her family's life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she needed to survive. A plastic smile. Saying yes. Burying in boxes in her mind the horrors she glimpsed around her. "Learn to erase your memories," she instructed. "He can read eyes."

In this richly visual memoir, Salbi describes tyranny as she saw it - through the eyes of a privileged child, a rebellious teenager, a violated wife, and ultimately a public figure fighting to overcome the skill that once kept her alive: silence.

Between Two Worlds is a riveting quest for truth that deepens our understanding of the universal themes of power, fear, sexual subjugation, and the question one generation asks the one before it: How could you have let this happen to us?

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Zainab Salbi is the founder and president of Women for Women International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing women of war and civil unrest with the resources to become self-sufficient citizens and promote peace. She holds degrees from George Mason University and the London School of Economics, and she has publicized her work widely in the media, including six appearances on Oprah.

Laurie Becklund is a Los Angeles journalist and author. A former Los Angeles Times reporter, she wrote the first story about Salbi in 1991, when Zainab was a young woman stranded in America after a failed marriage during the Gulf War.

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4.0 étoiles sur 5 The pilot's daughter gets her wings 7 février 2012
Par Little Me - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Between Two Worlds is an autobiography. In part, it is also Salbi's tribute to her mother, a beautiful bird in an invisible cage. If the book teaches you anything, it's this: you can't leave the torments of your past behind. They follows you around like a shadow and only real freedom and true love can vanquish them. Freedom is the best ointment for decades spent under tyranny. Freedom is very comfortable, but it is not magical. Healing takes time. Emancipated people often need help along the road to independence. It's not easy for long-term prisoners to be fully functional outside the cell block. In that regard, Salbi has succeeded magnificently. I bought her book largely because of that success. She is the founder of Women for Women International, an organization which I support. This book was a lot more revealing than I expected. Salbi's past includes both psychological and physical abuse (including a bad first marriage). Look at the photo on the book's cover. Salbi's creamy complexion was first nourished by the lemon trees of Baghdad and then washed by a copious amount of tears as unfortunate events piled up in her adult life.

The subtitle, Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, is a bit inaccurate. Saddam was more than a shadow in her life. He was literally the house guest on her living room sofa, the hand on her shoulder, the audience at her informal piano recital, and her attentive guide to a pavilion on one of his palace lakes. Salbi's father was Saddam's personal pilot. Her knowledge of Saddam is direct or second hand from primary sources. Her descriptions of him and his methods read like a playbook for narcissistic psychopathic dictators: Take whatever you want, murder those who displease you, rape whomever you like (including vulnerable women who plead for your assistance), sow fear and distrust everywhere, use force regularly, create a personality cult, brook no refusal, keep a collection of "friends" who must respond like lap dogs to your every wish whether explicit or implied, bring war upon the earth, name infrastructure projects after yourself, forego the rule of law, employ tribal bodyguards whose loyalty is certain and reward them with sex and power, build lavish palaces, kill opposition leaders, be vainly selective with your wardrobe, violently oppress or deport any group not cut from the same cloth as you, engage in domestic spying and encourage snitching even among family members and school children, punish independent attitudes or actions no matter how small, obey no one, always follow your own inclinations, maintain a veil of dignity and respectability whenever possible, and treat your entire country as essentially your own private feeding ground.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 An Enthralling Read 3 mai 2017
Par Amanda M - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
FABULOUS! Very insightful and intriguing - an enthralling read. Sometimes I vacillate between whether or not we should have ousted Saddam, considering the mess Iraq is currently in. This book makes it clear that although the way we followed through was extremely poor, getting rid of that narcissistic lunatic was the right thing to do. Salbi's strength, determination and passion are nothing short of inspiring.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Such a Awesome Stong Woman who lived under the fear of Saddam Hussein 21 mai 2014
Par Cindy Edwards - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
This woman experienced so much at a young age and had to make some tough choices and lived through some choices other made for her. She experienced living under the fear of Saddam Hussein and the control her had over her parents and their life being her dad was the pilot for Saddam Hussein and he made his presence on a regular basis any time night or night or day.
So you had to make yourself available to him and lived by what was expected under his control. She Zainab Salbi was a very strong woman to had experience so many things as a young girl and to come out of that life and wanting to help woman to not have to experience things that she went through and what the women she knew was being raped and abused to change and help women.This is a book that shares the life she Zainab Salbi lived under Saddam Hussein her father was his pilot.
A great book to read.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 An important personal account of the tyranny of Saddam Hussein 7 juin 2017
Par Fayola Fraser - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
This autobiography by a close family friend of Saddam Hussein gives insight into the depths of hell Iraq was plunged into by the dictator. It is sometimes painful to read, but impossible to put down, as Zainab delves into her personal reservoir of memories to show the inescapable terror that women suffered under the regime and suffer every day. She also gives her personal insight into wartime suffering of women in an array of countries.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Between Two Worlds: Masks and Reality 30 janvier 2017
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Between Two Worlds is beautifully written nonfiction both in imagery of a landscape and development of real characters, those horrific and honorable. This story set in the time of Iraqi-Iranian-American conflict is timely for the continuing chaos and American involvement today. We see this Muslim family as a picture representing thousands of families who lose everything except the spirit to survive.
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