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The Last Tango in Baghdad by
Albert Khabbaza - Author's Site
April 29, 2010
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About the Book
In a memoir hailed for its
sincerety, The Last Tango In Baghdad, is an inspirational story
depicting a painstakingly true tale of a fascinating life lived in
turbulent times and countries of the Middle East.
It is the story of a young Jewish boy, growing up amid the
rich history of Iraqi customs, his personal hardships and triumphs,
his escape to Israel, his life in Iran and finally the United
States. The exhilarating true events are at times nostalgic, sad,
terrifying, and even shocking, yet they are punctuated by moments of
great levity and humor.
The journey—so reminiscent of
the experiences of Jews in the past—is extraordinary. Political
upheavals may be analyzed endlessly by scholars, but first hand
accounts especially those which have not been much publicized,
illuminate a real culture and history we would benefit to know
Providing some background and
an understanding of the culture, language and traditions, he
examines the political facts and reveals in detail the events that
shaped his life. The book is highly recommended for all
non-specialist general readers for its revealing content and
author Albert Khabbaza, MD was born in Baghdad, Iraq to a well
respected Jewish family. He fled out of Iraq at a young age. He
studied medicine in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed his residency in
NY, United Sates. He married and settled in Tehran, Iran with two
children. After the Islamic Revolution, the family embarked on a
journey of incalculable risks and began to rebuild in America. In
the face of all the hardships and what he learned about life, his
personal outlook and drive to succeed are a real tribute to his
inner strength and character.
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