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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Kiss of Saddam
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After growing up in a privileged and cosmopolitan Iraq during the 1950s and 1960s, Selma Masson is plunged into a world of despair and intrigue when she discovers first-hand the brutality of her country's dictator. While Iraqi Ambassador to Spain, her husband is imprisoned and tortured by the Hussein government - for Selma, securing his freedom will mean an unforgettable encounter with Saddam Hussein.

Now an Australian citizen, Selma has told her story to Michelle McDonald - this book grew out of the friendship between these two women from very different cultures.

The Kiss of Saddam takes you on Selma's incredible journey, drawing an evocative picture of life in Iraq. It shows just what one woman will do to save the people she loves. -- From Penguin Books Australia website

Notes

  • Dedication: Selma's story is dedicated to her children, Maha and Waleed.

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Works about this Work

At the Mercy of a Monster Fiona Purdon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 April 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of The Kiss of Saddam Michelle McDonald , 2009 single work biography
Dinner with a Despot - an Invitation Declined Connie Levett , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 April 2009; (p. 9)
At the Mercy of a Monster Fiona Purdon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 April 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of The Kiss of Saddam Michelle McDonald , 2009 single work biography
Dinner with a Despot - an Invitation Declined Connie Levett , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 April 2009; (p. 9)
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