A psychological study of war poems by Wilfred Owen and Adnan al-Sayegh
As a conscript on the frontlines of the Iran-Iraq war, Adnan al-Sayegh lived in constant fear of losing his life. Not surprisingly he found a kindred spirit in the English war poet Wilfred Owen. Sura Hussein’s book sets al-Sayegh in the context of his peers in Iraq and the Arab world, opening up a window on resistance to dictatorship and war especially for English-speaking readers.
"Sura Hussein Mohammed Ali’s timely and courageous study of poets from different epochs and places will help promote the work of Wilfred Owen and Adnan al-Sayegh – both passionate opponents of war – in each other’s cultures and enhance the literary dialogue between the two." Jenny Lewis
Seeds of Bullets is an edited version of Sura Hussein Mohammed Ali’s MA thesis, written in English and submitted to the University of Baghdad.
- Foreword by Corinna Lotz
- Preface by Jenny Lewis
- Interview with the author about what it’s like for a woman to live in today’s Baghdad.
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