Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2007

320 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774160592

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The Last Of The Angels

Fadhil al-Azzawi

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

A magical, comic, and ultimately profound story of Kirkuk fifty years ago. Set in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk during the 1950s, The Last of the Angels tells the slyly humorous tale of three strikingly different people in one small neighborhood. During a labor strike against the British-run Iraq Petroleum Company, Hameed Nylon becomes a labor organizer and later a revolutionary, like his hero, Mao Tse-Tung. His brother-in-law, the sheep butcher Khidir Musa, travels to the Soviet Union to find his long-lost brothers, and returns home to great acclaim (and personal fortune) in an airship. Meanwhile, a young boy named Burhan Abdullah discovers an old chest in the attic of his family's house that lets him talk to angels.


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