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Zabiba and the King is an allegorical love story between a mighty king (Saddam) and a simple, yet beautiful commoner named Zabiba (the Iraqi people). Zabiba. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Zabiba and the King is an allegorical love story between a mighty king (Saddam) and a simple, yet beautiful commoner named Zabiba (the. Zabiba and the King is an allegorical love story between a mighty king (Saddam) and a simple, yet beautiful commoner named Zabiba (the Iraqi people). The stomping grounds of a young Saddam Hussein near Tikrit, Iraq. DID SADDAM HUSSEIN REALLY WRITE THE NOVEL?.


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Zabibah and the King is a romance novel, originally published anonymously in Iraq in , . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version . According to a May 25, article in the New York Times, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, perhaps with the assistance of a committee of writers. Army helicopter: the rest of the family and servants fol-. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page KINGS. Page Page Page

The heroine, Zabiba 'raisin' in Arabic is a woman of the people, of the peasant class, which Saddam Hussein reminds the reader throughout. Throughout the novel he praises the common people. He himself was of peasant, Bedouin stock, so Zabiba represents his roots.

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Some have said Zabiba symbolizes Iraq. The king who is her platonic and philosophical lover represents Saddam Hussein, and Zabiba's brutish and abusive husband is the American government and military. Reading the story and its' scattered notes, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it's true. So what exactly is this curious novel which is deadly boring at times, but also exciting and suspenseful at others? Is it an allegory?

It is certainly a romance. Is it a political treatise?

Is it a social commentary about the nobility of the peasant and working classes and the corruption, immorality, and hypocrisy of the merchant classes and the elites? Is it a psychological novel?

Is it a suspense novel? Is it an historical epic? More explicitly, Zabibah represents the people of Iraq and the king is Hussein himself.

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Unfortunately, poor old Zabibah already has a brutish husband. He loves orgies, money, and violence. Anyway, Mr. The date he carries out this plan is 17th January, which, coincidentally, happens to be the same date America first invaded Iraq during the Gulf War.

Who would have thought it?

He declares war on Mr. The king and Zabibah charge into battle, with the latter leading the army. USA is killed and his corpse stoned by the victors.

Zabibah dies after a speech celebrating Arab nationalism.

Zabiba and the King

And then the king also dies and his army talks about liberation from foreign forces and how they want to be free of kings forever. Many Iraqis firmly believe it was penned by Saddam Hussein.

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Sorry, the eBook that you are looking for is not available right now.This unnamed character symbolizes the United States. First of all, the book.

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