The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews

á The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews ✓ Cynthia Kaplan Shamash - The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews, The Strangers We Became Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq s Last Jews This riveting and utterly unique memoir chronicles the coming of age of Cynthia Shamash an Iraqi Jew born in Baghdad in When she was eight her family tried to escape Iraq over the Iranian borde á The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews ✓ Cynthia Kaplan Shamash - The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews, The Strangers We Became Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq s Last Jews This riveting and utterly unique memoir chronicles the coming of age of Cynthia Shamash an Iraqi Jew born in Baghdad in When she was eight her family tried to escape Iraq over the Iranian borde

  • Title: The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews
  • Author: Cynthia Kaplan Shamash
  • ISBN: 9781611688054
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews

á The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews ✓ Cynthia Kaplan Shamash, The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews, Cynthia Kaplan Shamash, The Strangers We Became Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq s Last Jews This riveting and utterly unique memoir chronicles the coming of age of Cynthia Shamash an Iraqi Jew born in Baghdad in When she was eight her family tried to escape Iraq over the Iranian border but they were captured and jailed for five weeks Upon release they were returned to their home in Baghdad where most of thei á The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews ✓ Cynthia Kaplan Shamash - The Strangers We Became: Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq's Last Jews, The Strangers We Became Lessons in Exile from One of Iraq s Last Jews This riveting and utterly unique memoir chronicles the coming of age of Cynthia Shamash an Iraqi Jew born in Baghdad in When she was eight her family tried to escape Iraq over the Iranian borde

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  • I wish I could give a laudatory review I have a great deal of sympathy for Cynthia, someone who as she points out lived in five countries in 12 years And Cynthia can turn a good phrase, even in her third language, English she describes her pink refugee passport as one that meant you belonged not to a specific country but to the entire UN It was as if you had many citizenships yet not a single one that you could really call your own But despite those astute, well worded phrases, this is not a ve [...]


  • I enjoyed this book, and found it quite informative In this memoir, the author, Shamash tells of her family s ordeals in Iraq in the 1960 s, and of their escape, first to Israel and then to Holland, where they settled and gradually built a new life as exiles Shamash struggles with the concept of exile, especially since as a Jew her traditional identity is caught up inextricably with the idea of the Jews as a people in exile from Jerusalem, a city her family could have settled in after their esca [...]


  • This book moves quickly It starts off with the author s family being questioned at a police station for the crime of trying to leave Iraq They are intercepted and are held in jail for five weeks We understand that it could have been much worse Jews are barely tolerated in that country, and the police hold tremendous power We follow the author, Cynthia Kaplan Shamash as her family eventually leaves Iraq, albeit with barely a suitcase per person and a handful of cash, and land in Istanbul From the [...]


  • I enjoyed this book, but the end confused me In the last 20 pages, there is a time leap of 25 ish years The book ends abruptly, akin to the last episode of The Sopranos I feel like half this book, the second half, is missing I would love to hear about the author s adult life, choices and most of all, where she went, existentially speaking, from the book s end However, her last philosophical argument, internal but also aimed at the religious leaders of her children s schools, was a plea for priv [...]


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