Here is the exotic world of one of the East's ancient cities, where Naim Kattan was born into the heart of its then teeming Jewish community. In this evocative memoir, a young boy comes of age, discovering work, literature, patriotism, racism - and women and love. Farewell, Babylon is a story of roots and anguished exile, of thirst for life and life's experiences. Above all it is a memoir of a lost world, a magical city in which Iraq's Kurds, Bedouins, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in a rough sort of harmony.
©2005 Raincoast Books; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
"A fine portrait of a particular place and time that is no more." (Library Journal)
"In all respects, a most moving and haunting work." (Montreal Star)
Report Inappropriate Content