Saturday August 8, 2020

An Iraqi’s life of dissent

Nabeel’s Song, by Jo Tatchell, Sceptre, €17.

12th August, 2006

Nabeel’s Song, by Jo Tatchell, Sceptre, €17.

The remarkable life story of Nabeel Yasin, one of Iraq’s most infamous poets, ‘‘is the story of life contracting and unfolding, the slow dawning of its pointlessness and the redemption that comes only from love and family’���.

Author Jo Tatchell recounts the story of Yasin and his extended family as they struggle to maintain their humanity through the events that have...

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