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- DescriptionThis book examines tangible experiences of war and occupation in recent Iraqi fiction. The last three decades in Iraqi history can be summarized in these words: dictatorship, war and occupation. After the fall of Saddam's regime Iraqi velists are t only writing about the occupation and current disintegration of Iraq but are also revisiting previous wars that devastated their lives. Ikram Masmoudi examines how recent Iraqi fiction about war depicts the Iraqi subject in its relation to war, coercion, subjugation and occupation. The theoretical concept of the Homo Sacer, the killable, as defined by Giorgio Agamben, is used to explore the lives and the experiences of different war actors such as the soldier, the war deserter, the camp detainee and the suicide bomber depicted in in their 'bare life' as sacred men doomed to death in the necropolitical context. It explores fictional works by a new generation of leading Iraqi authors such as Ali Badr, Shakir Nuri, Najm Wali and Hdiya Hussein. It provides a historical contextualisation of the Iraqi vel before and after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. It presents an analytical and critical study of a selected corpus of vels about war and occupation in Iraq. It explores tangible experiences of war and occupation - such as desertion, camp detention and suicide bombing - in the Iraqi vel.
- Author BiographyIkram Masmoudi is Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Delaware.
- Author(s)Ikram Masmoudi
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication19/06/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleEdinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Weight567 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
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