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Abdul Hadi Sadoun

Memoirs of an Iraqi Dog

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An Excerpt from Memoirs of an Iraqi Dog By Abdul Hadi Sadoun Translated by Andrew Leber Reviewed and Edited by Elisabeth Jacquette [Memoirs of an Iraqi Dog, a novel by Madrid-based Iraqi author Abdul Hadi Sadoun, comes after more than ten collections of short stories and poetry, a novella, and dozens of Arabic- and Spanish-language essays and translations by the same author. The story is told by an Iraqi dog named “Leader,” harkening back to traditions of storytelling ...

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Abdul Hadi Sadoun is an Iraqi author, born in Baghdad in 1968. He currently resides in Spain, where he has lived since 1993.

In addition to being a poet and short-story writer, Sadoun is also a researcher specializing in Spanish language and literature. In 2009, he was awarded the International Antonio Machado Prize for Poetry. He is the author of a number of works in both Arabic and Spanish, including The Day Wears a Suit Stained Red (1996), Treasures of Granada (1997), Framing Laughter (1998), Nothing but the Wind (2000), Family Plagiarisms (2002), Birds of the Mouth (2006), Always (2010), Strange Fields (2011), and Memoirs of an Iraqi Dog (2012).