Iraqi in Paris, An

Translator: Samira Kawar, Paul Starkey, Issa J. Boullata, Christina Phillips, Shakir Mustafa, Fiona Collins Publisher: Banipal Books Place of Publication: Iraq Date of Publication: 2005 Language: Arabic ISBN: 0-9549666-0-0 Author: Shimon, Samuel

A riveting tale of innocence and dreams, misery and humour. After escaping to and then from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Cyprus and Tunisia, a young Iraqi lands up in Paris in the 1980s and as a homeless refugee walking the streets pursues his dream of making a film about his deaf-dumb father. ?A relentless raconteur equipped with a keenly cinematographic and unflinching eye for detail? Anton Shammas