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Saddam's novel is a bestseller
July 2, 2005 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Saddam Hussein's novel is a bestseller in Amman's downtown bazaars. The Arabic-language book is titled "Ekhroj minha ya mal'un", which can be translated into "Damned one, get out of here". Jordan banned the novel on the grounds "the tale of an Arab tribesman who defeats a foreign intruder could hurt relations between the two countries."
posted by webmeta (5 comments total)

 
It would be interesting to see an english version..
posted by nervousfritz at 10:30 AM on July 2, 2005


I love the article in which we find Hussein giving 'fatherly advice' to the American GIs who are guarding him.
posted by TimothyMason at 10:31 AM on July 2, 2005


I knew this had shown up before.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:39 AM on July 2, 2005


And in Iran, Bill Clinton's autobiography is a bestseller.
posted by bobo123 at 12:34 AM on July 3, 2005


well, it's a repressed country, bobo123, they're desperate for good porn.
posted by jonmc at 7:05 AM on July 3, 2005


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