Saddam Hussein the novelist: these are the four books he wrote - VerdictThe plot is a love story about a powerful ruler of medieval Iraq and a beautiful commoner girl named Zabibah. Zabibah's husband is a cruel and unloving man who rapes her. The book is set in 7th or 8th century Tikrit , Hussein's home town. Although the book is on the surface a romance novel , it is and was intended to be read as an allegory. The hero is Hussein and Zabibah represents the Iraqi people. The vicious husband is the United States and his rape of Zabibah represents the U. It is estimated that over one million copies were sold.
Zabiba and the King
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The article in question can be viewed on the New York Times web-site: www. According to a related article in the Boston Globe, Mohammed H. Radhi Al-Saffar, the Charge d'Affairs for the Iraqi Embassy in Ottowa, Canada, said it was "impossible" that this book could be in violation of copyright law; but, as unbelievable as it may seem, the cover art of Mr Hussein's novel is, in fact, The Awakening , an oil painting I created in - an image which has been published as a limited-edition print, and for which I hold the registered copyright. The painting is not meant to "represent the Iraqi people To state the matter simply, this printing of Zabibah and the King with The Awakening on the cover is a blatant infringement of copyright but also kind of hilarious.